Ohio Launches Strategic Plan for Education: Each Child, Our Future
The State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria joined key partners to unveil Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s five-year strategic plan for education last week during a day-long school bus tour. Co-designed over the last year by parents, educators, employers, philanthropic leaders, policymakers and students, the plan seeks to lift aspirations, guide development of state-level policies and promote quality education practices across the state.
The five-year plan recognizes that equity continues to be Ohio’s greatest education challenge — making sure each child has access to relevant and challenging academic experiences and resources across race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income. The plan also stresses the importance of partnerships and quality schools. It identifies one goal focused on student success after high school and 10 supporting strategies that address excellent educators, standards for students, accountability for learning, supports for the whole child, expanding early learning and transforming the high school experience.
This plan was built by Ohioans for Ohioans. Started by Superintendent DeMaria 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, an additional 1,200 Ohio citizens attended 13 regional meetings across the state to review the plan and provide feedback. In total, more than 1,300 Ohioans had a hand in crafting the plan.
To bolster plan implementation, we’re reorganizing the Ohio Department of Education so that we can better support schools and districts as you prepare each child for success. More information on this will be forthcoming.
A full copy of Each Child, Our Future can be found online here.