ACS client, The Ohio 8 Coalition, released their 2015 Year-at-a-Glance Infographic that highlights the accomplishments and activity of Ohio’s eight city school districts. This year-at-a-glance document reflects The Ohio 8 Coalition’s commitment to support the unique educational needs of every student in each of their districts, no matter where they came from, the amount of money their family earns, the languages they speak, or the physical or cognitive challenges they face. One significant highlight is the fact that The Ohio 8 Coalition represents 11% of Ohio’s students attending public schools, nearly 200,000 students.
Other highlights include:
- The graduation rate for students enrolled in The Ohio 8 Coalition districts students is almost 72%.
- Ninety percent of third grade students enrolled in The Ohio 8 Coalition districts represented met the third-grade reading guarantee and were promoted to fourth grade in 2014.
- The Ohio 8 Coalition serves 15% of the state’s disabled student population and 30% of the state’s English Language Learners (ELL).
- The Ohio 8 Coalition represents more than 45% of the state’s multiracial, American Indian, Alaskan, Asian, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander students.
- Last year, The Ohio 8 Coalition invested more than $33 million in preschool opportunities for more than 8,000 children and provided more than 36 million meals to students.
The Ohio 8 Coalition is a strategic alliance composed of the superintendents and teacher union presidents from Ohio’s eight urban school districts – Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown. The Ohio 8 Coalition’s mission is to work with policymakers to improve academic performance, increase graduation rates, and close the achievement gap for students in Ohio’s urban communities.