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The Ohio Controlling Board approved 24 grant applications involving more than 150 school districts and other partners that were recommended as part of Ohio’s new Straight A Fund to encourage innovation in classrooms.
A total of 24 grants from more than 150 individual entities were recommended for a total of $88.6 million in funding Friday by the Straight A Fund Governing Board after a rigorous screening process. The recommendations go to the Ohio Controlling Board for final approval on Dec. 16.
More than three dozen Ohio schools are being recognized today by the Ohio Department of Education for improving academic achievement among their students, including many from economically disadvantaged homes.
The Straight A Fund Governing Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Ohio Department of Education, 25 S. Front St., Columbus, in conference room B-001.
At the meeting, the board will discuss applications and make recommendations on the applicants selected for funding to the Ohio Controlling Board for final approval on Dec. 16
The Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind unveiled their facilities on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in ribbon cutting ceremonies.