You're invited to join in the conversation and contribute to Ohio’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.

Meeting info

Engage in a regional meeting to share your thoughts and perspective on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Ohio’s developing state plan. This meeting is an exciting opportunity to gather valuable input from various perspectives from local educators, funders, parents, students and community members. The meeting will include an introduction from state superintendent Paolo DeMaria, a brief overview of ESSA and group discussions around specific provisions and options.

ESSA, which passed Congress with bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 10, 2015, replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. It has shifted broad authority from the federal government to state and local agencies, providing them with greater flexibility and decision-making power. Ohio’s state plan, which is required by ESSA, will be submitted to the federal government in 2017 and will address topics such as standards, assessments, accountability and assistance for struggling schools.

This regional conversation is one of a series of conversations Philanthropy Ohio and its members, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, are convening across the state.

Join us for this important conversation, a tremendous opportunity for us to collectively discuss ESSA and how it will impact our students, educators and families in Ohio.



Register at and share this invitation with colleagues and friends.


Philanthropy Ohio Members: Free

Eligible Non-members: Free

Registration Deadline

August 24


Please email Adrienne Wells ([email protected]) or call 614.914.2249

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is proud to co-host this ESSA stakeholder meeting for the central Ohio region.  Your input will be vital as the state redefines accountability in the post-No Child Left Behind era.

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