In Season 2, episode 7 Graham Wood, Director of the Office of Graduate Success, at the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce joins Robert Balfanz for a conversation about how high school graduation requirements and the very design of high schools can be re-imagined so that all students graduate high school on a pathway to adult success.
The great American high school of the 20th century enabled more people than in any other nation in the world to obtain secondary education from 1920 to 1970. Standardization helped high schools scale secondary education around a common experience, that was recognizable, from high school to high school.
But the world is very different in 2023 than it was in 1970, and high schools, have a different role to play. This requires quality and customization. Ohio is showing the way and we look forward to learning, what it learns.