Columbus - 
Next week, State Senator Peggy Lehner (R - Kettering) will be in Washington, D.C. serving as one of five representatives from various states participating in the Fordham Institute's "Education Reform Idol" program.

The live event will bring Lehner together with fellow education reform leaders from Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin to present the innovative approaches these states are taking toward advancing the way our nation looks at education policy. As chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee, Senator Lehner has become a leading advocate in terms of improving Ohio's classrooms.

"I look forward to sharing my insight and ideas with educational leaders from other states, as well as hearing what they have to say," said Lehner. "However, Ohio has already begun placing children at the forefront of cutting-edge education reform, and I am confident that our fellow states can learn something from our efforts."

The event will stream live on August 11 from 8:30am-10:00am and can be viewed at Online audience participation will also be made available to all viewers.
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