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EEP Partners Win $7.2 Million in Grants

EnvisionEdPlus partners won BIG in the last month with 100% of our partners winning in five different competitions. Our partners now have $7,280,164 in grant funds to support initiatives related to school improvement, healthy youth development and STEM education, as well as college and career readiness.

Congratulations to these EnvisionEdPlus partners:

Battelle STEM Grant

Canal Winchester Local School District won $73,752 to support a district-wide PBL project called Cardio in Canal: Design Thinking to Increase Physical Activity.  K-12 teachers and students will participate in a district-wide PBL to increase heart rates through outdoor exercise.  During the PBL, students will work with adults to learn how to effectively plan, implement, monitor, and participate in physical activities that increases the heart rate while utilizing the new Fit Trail stations placed at each of the three school campus sites in the district. Community partners will serve as authentic audience members and provide feedback throughout the process.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

To assist mayors who commit to promoting initiatives and practices that help their communities grow the number of students who pursue and complete degree or credential programs, Learn to Earn Dayton and the Ohio Mayors Alliance were granted $256,000 to offer a one-time subgrant opportunity for member mayors in communities spread across the state. Working in partnership with Philanthropy Ohio, Ohio Excels and the Ohio Cradle-to-Career Network, they plan to use this grant to manage and provide Ohio Cities for Attainment subgrants, which will support the implementation of evidence-based strategies that help advance Ohio toward its goal of 65% of working age adults earning college degrees, certificates or recognized industry credentials.

Ohio Department of Education School Climate Grants

School Climate grants will support grantees’ efforts to implement Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS), social and emotional learning initiatives and related efforts to improve climate and culture. Winners supported by EEP included Campbell City Schools ($5,000), Canal Winchester Local Schools ($10,000), Dayton Public Schools ($50,000), Felicity Local Schools ($5,000), Graham Local Schools ($5,000), Kenton City Schools ($5,000), Liberty Local Schools ($5,000), and Marion City Schools ($30,000).

Ohio Department of Education School Quality Improvement Grants

A+ Arts Academy won $594,988 to build the capacity of educators to implement an integrated multi-tiered system of support for reading and positive behavior. The project will support teachers’ use of evidence based instructional strategies for literacy, social and emotional learning, and positive behavior support for all students while establishing stronger literacy and behavioral interventions in collaboration with community-based service providers.

Campbell City Schools won $899,150 to engage high school students in curricula and programs that connect schoolwork with college and career success and that improve students’ capacity to manage challenges in and out of school, and to implement school-wide social and emotional learning support at its elementary and middle school.

Dayton Public Schools won $2,062,462 for four schools to use improve instructional rigor and differentiation using Every Classroom Every Day or to implement school-wide social and emotional learning support. Each school’s plan was created by local leadership teams based on the specific needs of students and teachers.

Logan Hocking Local Schools won $749,042 to facilitate schoolwide instructional alignment to improve student achievement, provide intensive PD for math and ELA teachers to address instructional gaps that are inhibiting progress towards closing achievement gaps, and to implement an early warning system to identify at-risk students in literacy and math.

Marion City Schools won $1,499,452 to redesign, implement and monitor instructional/non-instructional system changes to improve achievement at two elementary schools and the high school. Components include evidence-based instructional strategies for literacy and disciplinary literacy, expand personalized learning through high school system redesign, standards-based grading and assessment, PBIS, and a district-wide “Care Team,” which will engage community partners within a robust multi-tiered system of support to address barriers to learning.

Sebring Local Schools won $1,030,318 to create a multi-tiered system of support for social and emotional learning, including universal (Tier I) instruction and targeted (Tier II and Tier III) interventions and referrals. Tier I instruction will include the five SEL competencies identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. Tier II and III intervention may include mental health counseling, family outreach, assistance with food security, mentoring or out-of-school youth development programs.

We anticipate ODE will release the next round of School Quality Improvement and Expanding Opportunities for Each Child grant competitions in Fall 2019.  Reserve your spot NOW!

~Michele Timmons, EnvisionEdPlus President

(michele@envisionedplus.com 614.893.7341)