December 19, 2013
The Ohio 8 Coalition Helps Legislators Understand the Common Core
This recent Washington Post article does a great job of outlining the confusion about the Common Core State Standards, which is getting quite a bit of national and local press attention. The Common Core is also currently under attack in several states including in Ohio via House Bill 237, which attempts to repeal the Standards. ACS client, The Ohio 8 Coalition Co-Chair Lori Ward, Superintendent of Dayton Public Schools, testified before Ohio’s House Education Committee to spell out the reasons why the Common Core will benefit Ohio’s schools. In particular, Ward explained how adopting the Common Core will allow districts the flexibility to develop their own instructional approaches and accountability models, will provide rigorous expectations for all students to succeed here at home or around the world. Read Supt. Ward’s full testimony.