Chamber cuts ribbon at new Townsend Community School location

Townsend Community School Superintendent Pete Bartkowiak welcomed the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, chamber members, staff and students to the open house and ribbon cutting on March 22, 2018 to celebrate their new Marion, Ohio school location. TCS is a conversion community school that provides education to high school students and also provides an […]

New options available for Ohio’s High School Equivalence Test

Ohioans now have three testing options for earning a certificate of high school equivalence. The Ohio Department of Education approved GED, HiSET and TASC as the official testing companies for adult learners to use to earn the certificate of high school equivalence, generally considered to be the equivalent of a high school diploma. “For individuals […]

State lawmakers vote to make Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday permanent

Ohio lawmakers on Wednesday approved a permanent sales tax holiday, sending the bill to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. Kasich signed bills for single-year tax-free weekends in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The three-day tax holiday will begin the first Friday of every August. Clothing and shoes priced at $75 or less and school supplies […]

State school board votes to oppose merger, legislature says they should not interfere

The state school board should not be taking votes about a bill that would change the entire state education bureaucracy, Rep. Bill Reineke, the bill’s sponsor, said Wednesday. Reineke, a Tiffin Republican, blasted Tuesday’s vote by the board to oppose the bill as a “self-serving” attempt to ” interfere in the internal deliberations of the […]

Draft Ohio education goals would put emotional health, critical reasoning and job skills on par with English and math

Schools shouldn’t be just about test scores in math and English, the state school board says. They should also be about emotional health, critical reasoning and how to be an “engaged, culturally aware and contributing member of society.” And they should help prepare students for jobs, as much as they do for college. After a […]

National School Breakfast Week encourages students to “Heart” breakfast

Well-nourished students have well-nourished minds. Starting the school day with a nutritious breakfast is a healthy way to help students focus and concentrate on schoolwork. To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available to them, the Ohio Department of Education is promoting National School Breakfast Week. “National School Breakfast Week provides […]

New Marion Technical College scholarship will pay for student’s second year of college

Marion Technical College has announced a new scholarship program to help their students walk across the stage with their diplomas. The Get To Next Scholars program will cover the cost of tuition for recipients during their second year of degree completion. “MTC is in the business of changing lives,” said Dr. Ryan McCall, President of […]

College Credit Plus process for 2018-2019 underway, offers high school students ability to earn free college credits

Students intending to participate in the fourth year of College Credit Plus, the successful program that provides Ohio students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, can begin the notification process for the 2018-2019 school year. College Credit Plus debuted at the start of the 2015-2016 school year and has […]

Bill would merge three state departments, eliminate most policy powers of state school board

A new bill to merge three state departments to better prepare students for jobs or college brings a major political change – shifting power from elected members of the state school board to the governor. The bill proposed by Ohio House Republicans would merge the Ohio Department of Education with the departments of Higher Education […]

Tri-Rivers School of Nursing ranked as Best in Ohio

For the second year in a row, Tri-Rivers School of Nursing LPN to RN program has been ranked at the Best in Ohio by, according to a news release from the group. Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond, according to Sally […]