Explore policies impacting children’s health and well-being with a focus on Ohio’s next state budget under a new administration
Education: Early Childhood
Explore the connections between health and food while learning about ways to close Ohio’s health gaps and move toward equity.
Take a deep-dive into the work of Birthing Beautiful Communities to understand the infant and maternal mortality health crisis in our community.
Funders will explore the connections between health and education while learning about key initiatives and priorities in Ohio.
Learn about Waterford UPSTART, a technology-based, in-home kindergarten-readiness program. UPSTART’s disruptive innovation approach offers new dimensions of affordability, choice and accessibility for developing school readiness and empowers parents to engage in their children’s education. This program began in Utah and is actively expanding to pilots to Ohio and other states.
Learn about Council for a Strong America (CSA), a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that unites five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors and prominent coaches and athletes – totaling more than 9,000 individuals – who advocate for research-based policies that support children, youth and families as well as communities, states and the nation. In Ohio, they currently have over 400 members.
No matter what your interests – as a taxpayer, funder of education programs, employer or parent – you will benefit from a review of the state’s efforts to prepare the next generation of citizens. Philanthropy Ohio’s webinar will include updates on key education policies and the associated budget considerations shaping early childhood to post-secondary reforms.
Ohio’s Mid-Biennium Review (MBR) bill enacted in 2012 produced dozens of reforms, budget adjustments and efficiencies as well as policy changes related to K-12 and higher education, workforce development, energy and health care and human services. This year’s MBR will similarly introduce additional budget modifications and policy changes that could have implications for funders and the grantees you support.
During the U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, Oh, the Places We'll Go: The Benefits of Investing in Early Childhood Education,The Governor presented a speech, "Weaving Early Childhood Education into the Fabric of the State." The event brought together business, policy, and community leaders to draw attention to early childhood education and the importance of building a strong foundation for lifelong academic success.
Education for Ohio's Future - 2006 Report
As the new century unfolds, Ohio stands at a crossroads. Over the past 20 years, our state and local leaders have worked to improve student, school and system performance. We have seen progress in some areas, but our education system falls far short of preparing all students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.