In partnership with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), the ESC is using federal funds to help students recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on students who experienced the greatest disruptions to learning. These state-supported initiatives are part of ODE's Future Forward Ohio
. The three strategies the initiative coordinates to facilitate student success include:
- Overcoming Obstacles to Learning | Addressing barriers that prevent students from engaging in learning, such as attendance, health, mental health and high-speed internet access.
- Accelerating Learning | Providing more, and more effective, opportunities to learn through programs like after-school and summer programming, tutoring and supporting districts in using high-quality instructional materials.
- Preparing Students for Future Success | Helping students rediscover their “why” for learning and more smoothly transition to their next stages through career and college connections.
Below are examples of the work the ESC has initiated to support educators and student success.