Toledoans were able to give their input on Ohio’s educational future, weighing in on a draft of the Strategic Education Plan.
Parents and teachers both attended the event at the Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo.
The state board, along with Philanthropy Ohio is hosting regional stakeholder meetings like these throughout Ohio.
They are trying to get feedback on the plan’s vision for education, goals for students, and teaching strategies.
The state’s top educator addressed questions regarding online learning.
“People think ‘well, you know, was ECOT an example that online learning can’t work?’ No, I mean we’re seeing a lot of great technology use happening across the state in different settings and different areas. I think there’s room for different modalities of learning, especially in this high technology age,” said State Superintendent, Paolo DeMaria.
There will be seven more stakeholder meetings, with the next one taking place Tuesday night in Independence.