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Collaboratives get the biggest share of Ohio's Straight A funds
Awards range up to $15 million in final round
Story by BILL RICE


 
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Thirty-four winners of Ohio's Straight A Fund grant competition will receive awards ranging from a couple of hundred thousand dollars to nearly $15 million. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice has the story.

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The winning proposals were among more than 300 submitted for the second round of the Straight A Fund competition.  Those receiving more than a million dollars were partnership grants, some involving a dozen or more schools, school districts, colleges, career centers or other entities.

For one project, 17 charter schools will implement and share a system for assessing and tracking student performance data -- that grant totals about $2.1 million.  The largest second-round grant, nearly $15 million, will fund the expansion of a robotics and manufacturing Center and create eight more like it across the state. 

This is the final round of grants from the $250 million Straight A Fund, created with money allocated last year in Governor Kasich’s first biannual budget.

 

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