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- A few education bills will go into effect in Ohio — which began its legislative session Jan. 7 — this year. A new law, set to go into effect in March, says teaching cursive must be integrated into the curriculum, and students must be able to read and write in cursive by 5th grade.
- After a 14-year-old was murdered, and her parents didn’t know she never made it to school that day, Ohio schools are legally required to notify parents within the first two hours of the school day if their child is absent without an excuse.
- Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who just began his first term leading the state, has advocated for more funding for education, as well as publicly-funded early-childhood education programs.