Education Initiative

The Philanthropy Ohio Education Initiative is a member-driven coalition focused on education policy reform that seeks to enhance student learning opportunities and equity across P-20. Membership in the initiative is open to all Philanthropy Ohio members, with monthly meetings and enews updates. The initiative focuses:

  • Building relationships with policymakers, including the Governor’s Office, the General Assembly, external stakeholders and key state agencies;
  • Educating funders on current education policy issues in Ohio; and
  • Advocating for policies to align Ohio’s education system and improve early childhood, K-12 and higher education systems.

Education Policy Resources

Read the latest Education News Update

Education Initiative Policy Briefings 2018

  • An Open Letter to Ohio's Education Policy Leaders
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Standards and Assessments
  • Measures and Accountability
  • Teacher/Leader Effectiveness
  • School Improvement and Turnaround
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Post-Secondary Education

Ohio's Talent Gap

Investing in Ohio's Future. Now. A Postsecondary Education Access and Affordability Agenda For Ohio

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Department of Higher Education


Help Chart the Future of Education in Ohio

Engage in community conversations to provide input on Ohio’s Draft Strategic Education Plan which will create a unified system that results in success for each student. Click here for more information

Education Meeting Resources

Education Advisory Committee Resources - May 17, 2018
Items provided by presenters Sameer Gadkaree, The Joyce Foundation and Jim Bennett, Ohio Department of Higher Education

Ensuring Ohio Can Compete: Meeting Ohio’s Attainment Goal 2025

Building Ohio's Workforce

Western Governors University: Ohio's New Partnership to Accelerate Attainment