Ohio’s educators and parents have a new resource available for promoting student achievement and increasing efficiency – a $250 million education innovation fund. On Wednesday, Gov. John Kasich joined other state officials to launch the Straight A Fund to provide grants to schools interested in innovative new ways of teaching and learning. The Dayton Daily News has more below:
“The Republican governor joined top state education officials to launch the Straight A Fund included in Ohio’s $62 billion, two-year state operating budget. The grant program aims to reward creative ideas that significantly boost student achievement, reduce spending or target an impressive share of resources into the classroom.
Ohio’s budget dedicated $100 million to the fund for the fiscal year that began July 1 and $150 million in the next fiscal year. Documents outlining the application and distribution process approved Wednesday by the governing board will be available at the Ohio Department of Education’s website on Friday.”
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