The local and state leaders implementing Ohio’s RttT plan are recognizing just how quickly four years can tick-tock along, and also just how much can be accomplished in such a seemingly short timeframe.
KidsOhio recently chatted with six of these leaders, each representing a different sector of Ohio’s public education system: Stan Heffner, State Superintendent of Public Instruction; Rhonda Johnson, President of Ohio’s largest local teacher union; Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Kyle Newton, Superintendent of Crooksville City Schools, a rural district in Southeastern Ohio; and Chad Carr and Brian Carlton, Principal and Assistant Principal of Columbus Preparatory Academy, a highly- rated charter school.
We talked about the challenges, successes, and lessons learned in year-one of the RttT grant. We also talked about what is in store for year-two. Lessons learned: Common goals, strategic planning, consistent monitoring of success, and quick adjustments to what is not working are essential to making headway in four-years’ time.
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