Ohio Education Matters

Ohio Education Matters spearheads the initiative. OEM is a statewide, public policy research organization that focuses on connecting the dots between great innovations and those in the community who can make change happen. It acts as a catalyst of an education transformation in the state by conducting research, advocacy, engagement and policy development. It provides guidance and leadership on school funding, high schools, workforce development, community engagement and other education issues across the state.

Our parent organization, KnowledgeWorks, is a national leader in developing and implementing innovative and effective approaches to high school education. KnowledgeWorks primarily focuses on redesigning urban high schools, developing STEM and Early College high schools, and supporting student-centered approaches to delivering real learning and results in our schools. KnowledgeWorks is the main funder of the Ohio Smart Schools initiative.