Education

PolicyWorks-Beyond Tinkering in Education Reform

Publication date: 
12/2010
It was one of the most formidable challenges ever undertaken by a regional association of grantmakers when the Ohio Grantmakers Forum (OGF) set a goal in 2005 to help substantially restructure the state’s educational system through creative, systemic and sustainable reforms. The effort was aimed at ensuring students not only graduated high school, but had the necessary knowledge and skills sets to attend post-secondary institutions or successfully enter today’s—and tomorrow’s —highly competitive workforce.

Confronting Systemic Inequity in Education: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy (National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy)

Publication date: 
10/2010
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy shares their report on Inequity in Education. American schoolchildren face alarming inequities in educational opportunities. While the public schools attended by some U.S. students are among the best in the world, other children are cast off into unsafe, unsupportive, unchallenging and underresourced schools where their chances of academic success are minimal.
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Beyond Tinkering Report

Publication date: 
01/2009

Action Recommendations for the Strickland Administration, 128th Ohio General Assembly and State Board of Education. A bold plan for accelerating the pace of innovation—for restructuring the traditional, industrial model of teaching and learning and for addressing the lowest-performing schools in our state—is needed to keep pace with the demands of the 21st century.

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