Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 1:09 PM
Teachers, school administrators, bureaucrats and a bunch of textbook vendors and educational consultants met in Columbus earlier this week to learn what Ohio is doing with its $400 million in Race to the Top stimulus funding.
This is the money the state and local school districts are using to reach five key goals, including increasing high school graduation rates by .5 percent per year and more than doubling the increase in college enrollment for 18 and 19 year olds.
But when a panel of people working on Race to the Top projects explained where they thought -- or hoped -- Ohio would be in three years, reaching those specific, number-heavy goals wasn't the first thing any of them mentioned. Instead, here's what they said: