- Associated Press - Monday, February 24, 2014

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has announced a plan to tie higher education funding to course completion and graduation rates at the state’s publicly funded colleges and universities.

Kasich says the plan puts the right incentives in place for students and colleges to work together to achieve the goals of success and a job after graduation.

Kasich called the plan a big step forward as he announced it during his State of the State speech Monday.

Under details of the plan first announced last year, universities won’t receive a portion of their per-pupil funding until the student has graduated.

It moves incentives away from enrollment and toward finishing a degree.

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