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After-School Program Grants Can Be Critical Part of Comprehensive Support for At-Risk Students

Congratulations to our partners and friends who were awarded new or continuing 21st Century Community Learning Center grants this morning! These federal funds will support amazing opportunities for at-risk youth. Our partners won $4.25 million in new after-school program grants. A+ Arts Academy was awarded two grants, for one elementary and one middle school program.… Continue reading After-School Program Grants Can Be Critical Part of Comprehensive Support for At-Risk Students

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New Graduation Requirements Approved with Funding Opportunities To Support Alignment

When Governor DeWine signed HB 166, the state’s budget biennial budget, it had implications for high school graduation well beyond 2020 and 2021.  Ohio’s new graduation requirements, officially beginning with the Class of 2023 (incoming Freshman this fall) are the culmination of years of input through public testimony, think tanks and task forces, but are… Continue reading New Graduation Requirements Approved with Funding Opportunities To Support Alignment

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Ohio Biennial Budget Watch

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed its version of the Ohio Biennial Budget (HB 166) by an overwhelming majority.  This includes a $675 million increase in K-12 funding. The Legislative Service Commission (LSC) provides a great comparison document which shows the similarities and differences between the Governor’s budget and the version approved by the… Continue reading Ohio Biennial Budget Watch

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NEW (and FREE!) Resources for Class of 2020 Graduation

Did you know Class of 2020 students may begin their capstone or work/service efforts THIS SUMMER! In our recent blog Operation Graduation: Get Ready for the Class of 2020, we shared information on the state's proposed changes to graduation requirements.  The most recent ODE guidance stated that students may begin this work during the summer… Continue reading NEW (and FREE!) Resources for Class of 2020 Graduation

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EEP Partners Win $2.5M for ‘Expanding Opportunities’

Last month, the Ohio Department of Education announced the winners of the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child (EOEC Round 2), direct student services grant.  This grant, which is funded through a portion of the State’s federal Title funds, was designed to give greater access to advanced coursework and career pathways, and increase enrollment for low-income… Continue reading EEP Partners Win $2.5M for ‘Expanding Opportunities’