The Partnership for Innovation in Education bridges gaps to better futures and generates innovative avenues for STEM education. Its organizational leadership and dedication is invaluable to Cincinnati’s students, educators and future employers such as Direct Energy.
Tom Prisk, Commercial Manager for Direct Energy
We are pleased to support PIE and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in helping the students use critical thinking skills that incorporates classical music in a fun, digital format that students of all ages can enjoy.
Alecia Kintner, President and CEO, ArtsWave
It was truly rewarding to meet with the students as they solved ‘real-life’ challenges. I was inspired by the students as they gained a greater appreciation for classical music and learned more about what we do at the Pops.
John Morris Russell, Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops
As an organization focused on building global engagement and cooperation, it was a rewarding experience to help the students at PRM gain a broader worldview and develop a deeper knowledge of another culture.
Michelle Harpenau, Executive Director for the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council
As a provider of professional translation services, we saw great value in helping these students test and grow language skills. I enjoyed helping students learn more about my business and future career opportunities featuring global language skills.
Lynn Elfers, CEO and owner of Affordable Language Services
We need more of these programs in Ohio School Districts. In fact, I’m prepared to join other State and Education Committee legislators to visit these PIE schools and see ‘first hand’ how they are preparing Ohio students for the global marketplace. We need to be the leader in providing innovative and work-ready opportunities for our youngest citizens, in collaboration with Ohio’s STEM industry leaders.
Ohio State Representative Andrew Brenner, Member, Ohio Straight A Fund Governing Board
PIE overcomes the disconnect between K-12 and real life. It offers more engagement to kids, allowing them to "own" their learning. The Governor and I talk about how to connect jobs to the classroom. This is an innovative program allowing kids - and adults - to start thinking in this way.
Dr. Richard A. Ross, Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education
PIE has earned the respect and esteem of many and we are certain that in the years to come, it will continue to display the same unwavering commitment to excellence for which you have become known. PIE is truly deserving of high praise.
President Keith Faber, Ohio Senate, Ohio General Assembly Commendation - Partnership for Innovation in Education
PIE enables students to excel in the workforce and guarantee a high level of success. Because of PIE, Ohio has gained a reputation as a state whose organizations are responsive to the problems and needs of their communities.
Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger, Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio General Assembly Tribute
We congratulate PIE on developing transformational K12 STEM curriculum connecting educators with business leaders and creating new learning and leadership tools for 21st century workforce success. Ohio is a better place because of PIE.
Ohio Governor John Kasich & Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, State of Ohio Commendation
I love the whole project. It’s bigger than our other assignments and we need to justify our solutions with real-time research. Plus, I have my ideas and solutions for everyone to see around the world.
Oliver, Sands Montessori School
I never, ever thought I could be a scientist. But now I really think I could do this.
Kyree, Aiken New Tech School
I’m helping someone who looks just like me, but they aren’t like me at all. We worked with a government agency to help foster kids find lifetime mentors. We interviewed foster kids, analyzed data, and researched programs across the country. This project allowed us to help kids, and we used math to come up with our solution.
Kim, School for Creative and Performing Arts
We developed and launched a whole new flavor with the CEO of a gelato company. We created new flavor profiles, taste-tested, and used algebra to develop cost accounting charts. Every kid is looking forward to this class.
Peter, Kilgour Elementary
We used the scientific process to ‘engineer’ our answer to the case. A doctor and a business professor met with us and talked about how our solution would affect patients in a hospital. Plus we got to develop an app that kills germs! Very cool!