Straight A Fund
The world is changing faster than ever. Educators from Cincinnati to Youngstown are coming up with new ideas to solve problems, new ways to serve students and creative solutions that save money while improving service. When breakthroughs happen, they speed around the globe and change how our world operates.
The traditional education system has struggled to keep up with today’s pace of change. Many of our classrooms look like they did decades ago. But thanks to Ohio’s new $250 million Straight A Fund, educators now have an unprecedented opportunity to put good ideas into action. The Straight A Fund will provide funds to educational entities in Ohio with the drive and courage to try new approaches that:
Meet the learning needs of its students,
Reduce the cost of running a school or school district, or
Drive more dollars to the classroom
Through a rigorous screening process, Ohio will give creative and cost-effective solutions the seed funding they need to get off the ground. We will be on the lookout for proposals that solve specific problems in our schools, can be quickly duplicated by others and are sustainable.
Ohio’s school leaders have enthusiastically responded to the state’s new Straight A Fund, with 420 organizations submitting 570 applications to be considered for funds to improve achievement and increase efficiency. The $250 million fund was created in the new state budget signed this summer by Gov. John R. Kasich.
Ohio Straight A Fund Governing Board Recommends Applicants for Approval
Click here for Application Materials, including the questions each applicant must answer to receive Straight A Funds, and the criteria and rubric for scoring each application will be evaluated against. Additional documents which may be necessary for application submission include the financial impact table, partnership agreements, and consortium agreements. Applicants will also be subject to grant program assurances.
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Last Modified: 12/9/2013 4:51:17 PM