Ohio's P-16 councils

Monday, July 09, 2007

In economic development, we know that our education system is broken. (Regular EDPro readers will recall a steady and growing stream of articles on skill shortages.) Despite two decades of reform efforts, very little has changed.

But what to do?

In a number of counties in Ohio, P-16 Councils are forming to push education reform to a new level.

Promoted by the KnowledgeWorks Foundation in Cincinnati, these councils provide a hopeful model for engaging the business, philanthropic, and education leaders of a community in a focused agenda. A good example of how these work is in Stark County.

Last week, Mansfield, OH announced that it had formed a P-16 Council. Read more.

You can learn more about P-16 councils from the KnowledgeWorks web site here. You can download a copy of a report on P-16 councils here.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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