Awardees Expected to Save More Than $200 Million
COLUMBUS –– Building on the success of the first round of Straight A Fund grants, the Straight A Fund Governing Board recommended 34 innovative and cost effective grants be funded in fiscal year 2015 at their meeting Friday. The recommended grantees estimate savings and spending reductions of $246.7 million over five years.
More than 110,000 third graders, an increase of more than 25,000 students from the fall, are ready for fourth grade according to preliminary reading scores on the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA).
The Ohio Department of Education is expanding its investigation into evidence of improper reporting of attendance data to the 2012-2013 school year for four districts.
While many states are struggling to create school accountability systems that are easy to find, meaningful to parents and filled with useful data, Ohio has been praised for the design and understandability of its new A-F report cards.
As part of an ongoing effort to provide better information for parents, the Ohio Department of Education today added data to school and district report cards on the opportunities for, and performance of gifted students.