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4/12/2016

Community Connectors Grant applications now open

For a second year, $10 million has been made available for the Community Connectors Grant. Community organizations, faith- or values-based groups and businesses are being asked to partner to encourage mentorship in Ohio’s schools and help give more students access to role models who can motivate and inspire them. Nonprofit organizations from the faith- or values-based and civic communities are eligible to lead projects.

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4/12/2016

Straight A application period opens April 22

The application period for the Fiscal Year 2017 Straight A Fund grant will open April 22 through May 6. Ohio’s biennial education budget dedicated $15 million for FY17 to help Ohio schools launch creative new ideas for improving education. The grant application and more information can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.

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4/12/2016

Early Childhood Education grants for FY17 now open

The application for Early Childhood Education grants for FY17 is now available to eligible programs. Early Childhood Education grants currently provide high-quality early learning preschool to more than 13,546 preschool children statewide. With an additional $10 million allocated for the 2016-2017 academic school year, an additional 2,450 children will receive services. A list of programs that received the notification of eligibility and invitation to apply is available on the Early Childhood Education Grants Web page.

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4/12/2016

Standards revision survey closes; more than 1,000 comments

The department received more than 1,000 comments from individuals and groups who completed the survey about Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics, which closed April 5. Thank you to everyone who took time to submit their suggestions and comments. Constructive feedback is essential as we begin this periodic review to ensure the standards reflect the most recent research and the experience of educators and parents.

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4/12/2016

Virtual workshop on innovation offered April 29

Exploring the process of innovation is the topic of a statewide Skype workshop from 12:30-3 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

The workshop is open to all who are in a cycle of change and improvement. It will be especially helpful to those contemplating applying for the next round of the Straight A grants for the 2016-2017 school year.

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