Cera Urges Public Participation On Education Revisions
ODE announces survey requesting public input
July 14, 2016
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State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) recently announced that the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is once again requesting public input on Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics.

“I wanted to take the time to share this opportunity with the people of the 96th District because I have received many questions from teachers, parents and administrators about the education department’s new revisions,” said Cera. “This is a perfect opportunity for parents to get involved in the process and voice their questions, comments and concerns with those who create these standards directly.”

According to Rep. Cera, Ohio’s Learning Standards were adopted to help students learn and prepare for their future. However, a growing number of teachers find themselves teaching limited material put forth by the state while students are feeling the frustration of having to pass certain tests required to advance academically.

The current revisions in place, made by teams of Ohio educators, are based on more than 1,000 comments the department received during the April public comment period. The department has created an online survey that will comprehensively show the original standard, the revised standards and the rationale or type of action made. The survey is now open for completion and will conclude on August 1 at 5 p.m.

Public feedback will improve the revised standards and greatly help our teachers prepare Ohio’s students for college and the workforce beyond. If you or anyone you know is interested in completing the survey, please go to education.ohio.gov and click on the Ohio’s Learning Standards Revision link.

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