The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Ohio Grantmakers Forum, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are hosting a one-day conference, "World-Class Academic Standards for Ohio," in Columbus October 5. The conference will bring together state and national education experts to share promising national and international efforts in the development of world-class standards; discuss promising practices from top-performing states; and highlight ways to improve Ohio's academic standards, assessments, and accountability system. See a full agenda here. Registration information will be available in early September.

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