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The world is changing faster than ever. Educators statewide are coming up with new ideas to solve problems, new ways to serve students and creative solutions that save money while improving service. When breakthroughs happen, they speed around the globe and change how our world operates.

The traditional education system has struggled to keep up with today’s pace of change. Many of our classrooms look like they did decades ago. But thanks to Ohio’s $250 million Straight A Fund, created by John R. Kasich last summer, educators now have an unprecedented opportunity to put good ideas into action. The Straight A Fund will provide funds to educational entities in Ohio with the drive and courage to try new approaches that:

  • Meet the learning needs of its students,
  • Reduce the cost of running a school or school district, or
  • Drive more dollars to the classroom

Through a rigorous screening process, Ohio will give creative and cost-effective solutions the seed funding they need to get off the ground. We are on the lookout for proposals that solve specific problems in our schools, can be quickly duplicated by others and are sustainable.

Second-Round Straight A Application Documents Released

The Straight A Fund is gearing up for the next round for Fiscal Year 15.  The $250 million innovative grant project was created by Governor John R. Kasich this past summer.  During the first round, 24 grants representing over 150 school districts and partnering organizations were awarded 88.6 million. We will also be hosting webinars to provide detailed information regarding the grant application process.  The webinars will be held on:

  • February 11, 2014 (General grant information) - View Webinar (Once the view link is clicked, please sign-up to launch the media player.) 
  • February 18, 2014 (Fiscal Sustainability) - View Webinar (Once the view link is clicked, please sign-up to launch the media player.) 
  • February 25, 2014 (Programmatic)  - View Webinar (Once the view link is clicked, please sign-up to launch the media player.) 
  • March 25, 2014 (Legislative Update) - View Webinar (Once the view link is clicked, please sign-up to launch the media player.) 

Specific log-in information for the webinars will be posted on this page the week of the webinar.

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Last Modified: 7/14/2014 5:06:25 PM