Associated Press

CINCINNATI: Gov. John Kasich on Monday signed a sweeping education bill that seeks to strengthen ties between the state’s employers and public schools and makes dozens of other policy changes.

Under the measure, Ohio third-graders lagging in reading skills face the possibility of being held back for up to two school years as they get academic help. It sets adjusted training and retesting requirements for teachers who are deemed to be ineffective for two of the previous three years 

The legislation also requires all special-needs students to get eye exams.