BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ohio's Department of Education has welcomed Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) as an official external partner for its School Improvement Plan, an initiative that will utilize data-driven professional development and curricular strategies to improve the Buckeye State’s chronically low-performing schools.
HMH's Alliance Initiative, an enterprise solution that combines best-in-class content with innovative assessment and professional development services, is specially designed to help states realize a three-year transformation of the bottom five percent of schools. The Alliance Initiative has already earned the Company valuable school improvement partnerships with Tennessee, Arkansas, West Virginia and Michigan.
“HMH’s multi-faceted and proven approach is the differentiator," said Dave West, head of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's school improvement initiatives. “The Alliance Initiative will achieve sustainable success because it develops, implements and supports a comprehensive plan that addresses every major aspect of school reform and aligns with Ohio's unique education goals.”
Alliance Initiative components include leadership training, data analysis, integrated technology, school culture analysis, job-embedded professional development, student engagement, learning time management, transition programs, advanced coursework, dropout prevention and community and parental involvement.
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global education and learning company that is leading the way with innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges facing education today. The world’s largest provider of educational products and solutions for pre-K–12 learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt develops and delivers interactive, results-driven learning solutions that advance teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Through curricula excellence and technology innovation, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students. With origins dating back to 1832, the Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. For more information, visit www.hmhpub.com.