These activities offer a starting point for conversations we hope will occur around the opportunities for significantly improving education in Ohio and the specific changes needed to accomplish improvements. We welcome your input. Feel free to contact us with any feedback.
1. Walk-in for Public Education Events
15 minutes. Schools in your neighborhoods across America will host a walk-in for public education 15 minutes before school opens Oct. 6 for parents, community members, educators and students to show support for public education. Ask your teachers and other school officials what is planned for the walk-in at your neighborhood school.
The walk-ins will unite teachers with parents and community members/leaders to highlight our common values and expectations for a high functioning school district. Find a walk-in near you.
No walk-ins planned near you? Talk to your local district/school officials about hosting a walk-in.
3. What sort of input can I provide? Click on a link to see suggestions for changes that can be made under ESSA as well as sample questions that should be put to state and district decision makers in each subject area.
- Ending the culture of excessive testing
- Providing a well-rounded education
- Honoring input from parents, students, teachers and paraprofessionals
- Recognizing teachers as instructional leaders
- Resourcing our public schools to meet the academic and non-academic needs of all students
- Building learning environments that foster creativity and develop critical thinking skills
- Supporting early childhood education for all as the best foundation for future learning