Help Chart the Future of Education in Ohio: Review and Respond to Ohio’s Strategic Plan
The plan will be Ohio’s roadmap for taking innovative approaches to meet the state’s major education challenges. It identifies a clear, statewide goal for preK-12 education, along with enabling strategies and tactics that explain how the goal will be achieved. The ultimate outcome: creating a unified system that results in success for each student.
During the last six months, the State Board of Education and the Ohio Department of Education have engaged more than 150 partners from preK-12, higher education, business, philanthropy, community and the state legislature to craft a comprehensive strategic plan for education. This is the first prepared by the state in more than a decade.
Philanthropy Ohio, in partnership with the State Board, hosted 11 regional stakeholder meetings to review the plan and receive targeted feedback that will inform the final draft of the plan.
These meetings were an opportunity to gather valuable input from various perspectives, including local educators, funders, parents, students and community members. The meetings included an introduction from State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria, a brief overview of the draft plan and group discussions around specific provisions and options. Discussions focused on the plan’s vision for education, goal for high school graduates and strategies in teaching and learning that will enable the goal and fulfill the vision.