Ohio Department of Education Topic News

Report: Science and Mathematics – A Formula for 21st Century Success


Taking challenging courses and mastering high-level mathematics and science are the gateway to success in college, careers and citizenship. Similarly, for Ohio business and industry, a well-trained workforce with knowledge and skills in these subjects is the key to competitiveness in the global economy – the road to economic growth and prosperity.

In this context, the Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio Department of Education and the Governor’s Office created the Science and Mathematics Education Policy Advisory Council and directed it to recommend changes in public policy and educational practices that will allow Ohio to become a leader in developing world-class talent, particularly in the disciplines of science and mathematics. Specifically, the Council’s charge was to develop findings and make policy recommendations to the Governor, to the Chancellor of the Board of Regents, and to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction respecting improvements in the P-16+ education system for mathematics and science education.