Education Department Taking Input into Strategic Plan

The Ohio Department of Education is rolling out a new five year strategic plan.

It’s goal: “Annually increase the percentage of Ohio’s high school graduates who, within one year of graduation, are: enrolled and succeeding in a post-high school learning experience, including an adult career-technical education program, an apprenticeship and/or a two-year or four-year college program (15 semester hours); or serving in a military branch; or earning a living wage.”

The draft plan identifies three key challenges the state must address — preparing students for an unpredictable era given the speed of technological change, addressing inequities where some students have better educational opportunities than others, and developing “the whole student” via social-emotional skills beyond just academics.

Read the plan, and give input here. 4/9/2018