Ohio launches strategic plan for education: Each Child, Our Future

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Today the State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction joined key partners to unveil Each Child, Our Future, Ohio's five-year strategic plan for education.

The program was designed over the last year by parents, educators, employers, philanthropic leaders, policymakers and students. Its goal is to lift aspirations, guide development of state-level policies and promote quality education practices across the state.

"Each Child, Our Future aims to ensure every child is challenged, prepared and empowered to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society," said State Board of Education President Tess Elshoff. "By meeting the needs of the whole child, we're giving children tools for success that will last far beyond their years in Ohio's preK-12 education system. I'm proud of the State Board of Education's work on this plan and excited to strengthen the partnerships essential for implementing the plan."

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The five-year plan recognizes that equity continues to be Ohio's greatest education challenge. the committee is wporking to make sure each child has access to relevant and challenging academic experiences and resources across race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income.

In total, more than 1,300 Ohioans had a hand in crafting the plan.

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