State Superintendent Stan Heffner and Mike Cohen's powerpoint presentation
Recommendations of the AFT
PARCC: Career and College Readiness for the Next Generation
The future ready project: The Common Core State Standards
Preparing for Change: A National Perspective on Common Core State Standards Implementation Planning
Ohio School Reform Intiatives Chart
Additional Resources from the Fordham Institute

Michael Cohen Presentation

Panel Discussion


Join us February 15 for an important conversation about Ohio’s adoption and implementation of the Common Core Academic Standards!

Academic content standards define what students should know and be able to do, and provide guidance to teachers and schools on content and instruction.  Ohio’s schools will soon move from the current standards in mathematics and English language arts to more rigorous standards developed and embraced by a consortium of 46 states and the District of Columbia.  Ohio joined other states in adopting these new standards, and the aligned assessments that go with them, to help ensure that Buckeye students learn the knowledge and skills needed for success in college, careers, and life.

Join us February 15 to learn:

  • How and why the Common Core and more rigorous assessments are necessary to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Buckeye students;
  • The implementation timeline, challenges and opportunities associated with the Common Core standards and aligned assessments; and
  • Why the Common Core standards are needed for the state’s children and their collective future.

Speakers include:

  • Melissa Cardenas, director of academic quality & assurances at the Ohio Board of Regents
  • Mike Cohen, president of Achieve;
  • Steve Dackin, superintendent of Reynoldsburg City Schools;
  • Chester E. Finn, Jr., president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute;
  • Eric Gordon, CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan Schools;
  • Stan Heffner, state superintendent of public instruction;
  • Debe Terhar, president of the State Board of Education; and
  • Deb Tully, director of professionals issues for the Ohio Federation of Teachers

Wednesday, February 15, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Registration begins at 9 AM)

Hyatt Regency, Delaware Ballroom, 350 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio

With questions, please call 614-223-1580 or email [email protected].

This event is presented free of charge with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.