Ohio’s current approach to school funding (K-12) has several strengths, including its ability to drive more state aid to disadvantaged districts and to add dollars for students with greater educational needs. But in a time when Ohio’s budget – like that of many other states – is stretched thin, policy makers need to ensure that every dollar is being well spent. As state lawmakers debate Ohio’s biennial budget, thoughtful analysis is more important than ever.

We invite you to attend the release event for Fordham’s latest research report, A Formula That Works. Conducted by national education policy experts at Bellwether Education Partners, this analysis is a deep dive into Ohio’s education funding policies and includes several recommendations for improvement. The study touches on questions such as: How well does Ohio’s funding system promote fairness and efficiency to all schools and districts? How can policy makers better ensure that all students have the resources needed to reach their goals? And what are the most critical policy issues that legislators should concentrate on as the budget debate proceeds this spring?

Join us in Columbus as we hear policy recommendations from our new study and discuss ways to improve K-12 funding policy in the Buckeye State.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

8:30 – 10:00 am

The Athletic Club of Columbus
136 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215

Doors open at 8:00 am and a light breakfast will be served


Jennifer O'Neal Schiess - Associate Partner, Bellwether Education Partners (report co-author)

MODERATOR AND PANELISTS - To be announced soon 


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