National PTA President Otha Thornton discusses why his organization supports the Common Core, dispelling myths and sharing resources to help parents learn more and support successful implementation of the standards.
State Alliances: Ohio
Formed as a state Learning First Alliance in 2001.
The goals of the Ohio Learning First Alliance (OLFA) mirror those of the national Alliance:
- Ensure that high academic expectations are held for all students;
- Ensure a safe and supportive place of learning for all students; and
- Engage educators, parents and other community members in helping students achieve high expectations.
Since its inception, OLFA has worked directly with school districts to improve education at the local level. Through a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, OLFA has formed a unique partnership among its member organizations, the Ohio Department of Education, and 10 Ohio school districts placed on the state’s list of academic emergency. As part of this partnership OFLA members provide technical assistance to all 10 districts.
For more information contact, OLFA Chair:
Mr. Nelson Vincent
A VISION FOR GREAT SCHOOLS
On this website, educators, parents and policymakers from coast to coast are sharing what's already working in public schools--and sparking a national conversation about how to make it work for children in every school. Join the conversation!