CINCINNATI - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is traveling to Cincinnati Monday where he will sign reform legislation that's making big changes in Ohio classrooms and workplaces.
Kasich says the Education and Workplace Reform bill "strengthens the link between Ohio's education system and the needs of employers."
The bill is focusing on K-12 education and changing the way your child is learning.
It includes "The Third Grade Reading Guarantee" which is meant to help third grade students reach important reading milestones.
The guarantee requires a reading intervention plan for students who aren't proficient in reading in K-2 grades. If your child participates in the intervention plan for two years and doesn't pass the state reading test at the end of third grade, they would be required to repeat the third grade.
It's emphasizing digital learning in classrooms too, creating standards for blended learning.
The bill is also changing the way teachers are evaluated.
It's allowing schools to use credentialed third-party evaluators to meet with teachers. School districts will also have the flexibility to fire any teacher who isn't showing results in the classroom.
The bill also includes workforce development changes.
Gov. Kasich will sign the bill at 11 a.m. at the Fifth-Third Madisonville Operations Center.
To view all the changes, click here or go to www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_SB_316 .
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