Governor Ted Strickland received the final report of the Public-Private Collaborative Commission from Commission co-chairs Gene Harris, superintendent of Columbus City Schools, and Jerry Jurgensen, chief executive officer of Nationwide.
The goals of the Public-Private Collaborative Commission were to make policy and programmatic recommendations to the governor and the Ohio General Assembly to promote higher levels of student achievement.
The final report, titled "Supporting Student Success: A New Learning Day in Ohio," includes four "game-changing" action priorities (below) that will enable Ohio's system of education to be more personalized and learning to become extended and accelerated beyond traditional classroom settings. The action priorities will require communities, families and schools to work together to ensure Ohio's school children are prepared for the jobs of the future and can meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
o Create a new culture of learning in which entire communities share responsibility for the well-being and educational performance of every student.
o Meet the learning needs of all students through a system of extended, accelerated and connected learning.
o Make dropout prevention, early intervention and recovery a priority in every Ohio school and school district, beginning in the early grades.
o Enhance school leaders' willingness and capacity to build strategic bridges with families and communities.
A copy of the report is available for download at: www.ode.state.oh.us.