ERIC Number: ED451509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Our Children Cannot Wait: Literacy Skills for Successful Lives.
Ohio State Board of Education, Columbus.
Everything in education begins with reading because children who cannot read, cannot learn. All that people strive to know is advanced by strong literacy skills. In pursuit of this vision, the Ohio State Board of Education advocates a comprehensive statewide initiative that builds and improves all students' literacy skills by: (1) raising and clarifying literacy expectations for all children; (2) engaging parents and communities in the education of their children, because literacy education is not simply the responsibility of teachers; (3) aligning expectations for student performance with the state's assessment and accountability systems; and (4) developing the capacity of teachers, schools and school districts to meet these expectations, and ensuring they have the authority and flexibility required to get the job done. This strategy is both comprehensive and connected, and represents a basic primer for building all Ohioans' literacy skills for successful lives. (EF)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Parent Participation, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, State Standards
Ohio Department of Education, 65 S. Front St., Columbus, OH, 43215-4283. Tel: 614-466-4838. For full text: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/pubs/Literacy_Skills.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Board of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio