State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) today issued the following statement regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act, which seeks to restore local control of public schools while maintaining high academic standards:

The overwhelming bipartisan support for the rewritten national education legislation now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act is the most significant education reform bill in the past 14 years. While not retreating from higher standards and accountability for our nations schools, it returns considerable control to the state and local districts, rather than investing control in the federal government. The legislation is a welcome change and I look forward to working with these new tools to advance the education of the children of Ohio.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Lehner To Announce Proposal Aimed At Keeping Children In The Classroom, Ending Cycles Of Poverty


COLUMBUS - State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) will join lawmakers and education leaders on Tuesday to announce reforms aimed at addressing cycles of poverty by helping keep students with disciplinary concerns on the path to diploma attainment. 


Lehner Highlights Need For Student Discipline Reforms During Keynote Address


"Educators in this state are under an unbelievable amount of pressure, much of which has nothing to do with their primary role in preparing our next generation of Ohioans for success in the 21st Century economy," said Lehner.


Lehner Honored For Support Of Court Program Assisting Abused And Neglected Children


"I am deeply honored to be recognized by Ohio CASA," said Lehner. 


Lehner Announces Senate Budget That Closes Fiscal Shortfall And Protects Essential Services


“This was a very challenging budget but I feel overall that the neediest in our state have been protected and I hope that the conference committee will continue building on the work that has been done," said Lehner, who serves as a member of the Senate Finance Committee that is charged with balancing the state's two-year budget. "I am especially proud of what we were able to achieve in supporting children in drug-affected families."