Ohio’s Straight A Fund is gearing up for the second round, and I want to give you information on dates and materials that can help you if your district plans to apply for a Straight A Grant. I also will provide some information on webinars that will give you great guidance.
As you probably know, Gov. John R. Kasich created the $250 million fund last summer to promote new teaching and learning innovation in Ohio schools. The grants provide funding for ideas that raise student achievement, reduce spending and target more resources to the classroom.
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I believe that one of the most promising opportunities in education right now is the potential to help our girls and boys be better connected to the world of knowledge through technology. When I was a district superintendent, I would have loved to see my students and teachers enjoy the almost limitless access to information and the highly interactive learning technologies that have become available in just the last few years.
That’s why I’m excited about the new Ohio eTextbook Pilot, a $6 million grant program to help schools buy digital educational materials and professional development resources.