Each Child, Our Future

In Ohio, each child is challenged, prepared and empowered.

Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education: Built by Ohioans for Ohioans


Each Child, Our Future is Ohio’s shared plan for ensuring that each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent prekindergarten through grade 12 (preK-12) education. The plan’s purpose: to lift aspirations, create hope and excitement, guide development of state-level education policies and promote high-quality educational practices across the state.

This plan was built by Ohioans for Ohioans. Launched by Ohio’s superintendent of public instruction and the State Board of Education in the summer of 2017, more than 150 Ohio-based partners rolled up their sleeves to develop the plan. Moreover, approximately 1,200 Ohio citizens—including parents, caregivers, preK-12 educators, higher education representatives, business leaders, employers, community members, state legislators and, of course, students themselves—attended 13 regional meetings across the state to review the plan and provide feedback. In total, more than 1,350 Ohioans had a hand in crafting the plan.

With 240,000 educators serving in 3,500 schools and educating more than 1.7 million schoolchildren, education in Ohio is a complex business. Partners identified the plan’s multifaceted components based on potential impact on student success. The whole child is at the center of the plan.[1] The state-level vision provides an aspirational guide for students, parents, partners and the education system. One goal represents the state’s annual target. Three core principles, four learning domains and 10 priority strategies work together to support the whole child and enable the state-level vision and goal.

View the strategic plan as approved by the State Board

infographic summary of the plan’s components

View a 508 accessible version of the component summary

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[1] Whole child is defined by policies, practices and partnerships that ensure each child, in each school, in each community, is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. This definition is adapted from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Last Modified: 7/6/2018 3:39:01 PM