Thursday, November 18, 2010

St. Rep. Morgan: Innovative Learning Will Keep Ohio Competitive

COLUMBUS –Primary and secondary students in Ohio may have a new opportunity at a hybrid community school. State Representative Seth Morgan (R-Huber Heights) today announced his plans to introduce legislation that would educate its students through both online and classroom-based instruction, creating new prospects for Ohio’s children.

“Expanding any educational option is key to Ohio’s economic future and best for Ohio families,” said Morgan. “As a father and lawmaker, I see the value firsthand of the government opening educational doors, not keeping them shut for Ohio’s students. I believe this bill is just one step forward.”

The type of school created in this bill is modeled after one established in Chicago with the Secretary of Education. This school has been very successful, most recently meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements for the 2008-2009 academic year and receiving the Illinois Honor Award for achieving significant gains in academic performance for 2009.