Senator Lehner responds to questions from members of the Joint Education Oversight Committee.
COLUMBUS - On Thursday, State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) joined education experts from the National Conference of State Legislatures to present findings on top-performing education systems before the Joint Education Oversight Committee.

Lehner, chair of the Ohio Senate Education Committee, was one of 22 state legislators and six senior legislative staff representing 28 states that made up the bipartisan group, which published its report last summer. The group was tasked with learning more about the policies and practices in other countries that contribute to high student achievement and the lessons that might be applied to state education policy.

"Serving on the NCSL Education Study Group has afforded me the opportunity to explore an array of best practices contributing to the world's top-performing education systems," said Lehner. "We still have much to learn, but I look forward to working with our partners and state lawmakers to implement some of these strategies aimed at maximizing educational outcomes here in Ohio."

The report presented today, “No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State,” highlights the shared features between the top performing countries worldwide and provides recommendations on what steps states can take to compete internationally. 

The report is based on the culmination of nearly two years of study by the NCSL International Education Study Group, which heard from many of the world's top minds in education who have implemented education reform in the highest performing nations.

To read the recommendations and findings presented during today's meeting, click here.
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