The Ohio Department of Education (ODE), in partnership with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), adopted the High Schools That Work (HSTW) school improvement model in 1997-98, an addition to a national network of more than 1,200 HSTW sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Participating states and schools agree to accelerate student achievement by creating the supportive framework required for teachers and school leaders to implement HSTW goals, key improvement conditions and practices.
High Schools That Work is the nation's first large-scale effort to jointly engage the cooperation of state and school leaders, teachers, students, parents and the community. The aim is to improve how high school students are prepared for work, careers and further education by enhancing curriculum and instruction at high school and middle-grade levels. Ohio has four regional centers that assist middle grade schools, high schools and career centers that have adopted the HSTW school improvement model.
High Schools That Work
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Dan Stacy, ODE HSTW Consultant