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Bishoff, education leaders to hold public forum on the State of Education

Panelists will lead discussion on funding, public vs. charter oversight, and testing standards
August 3, 2016
Democrat Newsroom

State Rep. Heather Bishoff (D-Blacklick) will join former First Lady Dr. Frances Strickland and President of the Reynoldsburg City School Board Joe Begeny for a public forum to discuss the state of education in Ohio Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Reynoldsburg.

“In light of recent changes and controversies surrounding Ohio’s education system, including new testing and charter school oversight standards, I wanted to engage citizens in a meaningful way on the state of Ohio education before the start of the new school year,” said Bishoff, a former Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education member. “Parents deserve to know the education standards to which public and charter schools are held and how those standards will prepare their children for future success. I also know that progress in preparing our children to earn the skills they need to succeed can come from listening to those on the front lines – our community. I look forward to hearing new ideas and the personal challenges families can face in getting their children ready to learn.”

The three community leaders will lead a panel discussion on education funding for Ohio schools, public school oversight vs. charter school oversight and statewide testing standards. This is a perfect opportunity for parents, teachers and concerned citizens to engage with panelists and learn about the current state of education in Ohio.

WHO:             State Rep. Heather Bishoff (D-Blacklick)

                        Former First Lady and educational psychologist Dr. Frances Strickland

                        Reynoldsburg City School Board President Joe Begeny

WHAT:           State of Education Panel

WHERE:        Messiah Lutheran Church

1200 Waggoner Rd.

Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

WHEN:           Wednesday, August 10, 2016

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.