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7/28/2014

Ohio Controlling Board Approves $144 Million in Straight A Fund Grants

The Ohio Controlling Board approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools, districts and their partners that were recommended as part of Ohio’s Straight A Fund to encourage innovation in classrooms and emphasize collaboration and efficiency

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7/21/2014

Court Grants Stay; Department of Education Will Not Sponsor VLT Academy

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Sponsorship will not send nearly $300,000 of taxpayer money to the poor performing VLT Academy because of a court ruling Thursday.

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6/20/2014

Ohio Straight A Fund Governing Board Recommends Applicants for Approval

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.

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6/17/2014

88 Percent of Ohio Third Graders Meet Third Grade Reading Guarantee Promotion Score

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). 

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6/4/2014

Attendance Data Investigation Continues for Four Districts

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.

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