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Striving Readers: Preparing to Succeed on Ohio’s Newest Competitive Grant

Ohio is expected to invite applications early in 2018 for grant funding to improve literacy outcomes among children birth through grade 12. Potential applicants should be preparing now, including taking a critical step before the end of 2017 to ensure their eligibility for the grant competition. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently announced it… Continue reading Striving Readers: Preparing to Succeed on Ohio’s Newest Competitive Grant

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Straight A: An update on Ohio’s innovation funds

Our team regularly is asked “What’s up with Straight A?” So here is the scoop. Ohio’s Straight A Fund Governing Board met this week and state officials provided insight on both the state budgeting process and the plan for Straight A Rounds 5 and 6 (if the legislature approves Straight A funding in the coming… Continue reading Straight A: An update on Ohio’s innovation funds

Blog Posts, Ohio Graduation Series

ODE analysis shows most of Class of 2018 were well on the way to graduation with two years to go

EEP Guide to Ohio's New Graduation Requirements, PART 3 An analysis of the Class of 2018’s performance on end-of-course exams through last spring makes maintaining Ohio’s overall graduation rate of 83 percent seem less out-of-reach than many of us previously thought. Two out of every three members of the Class of 2018 are highly likely… Continue reading ODE analysis shows most of Class of 2018 were well on the way to graduation with two years to go

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Re-envisioning Education – An Ohio District’s Journey Toward Personalizing Learning

For the last six years, Superintendent Jennifer Penczarski has been leading Kenton City School District on a transformational journey.  Kenton, located in Hardin County- in northwest central Ohio, is a small rural district with an urban center that serves nearly 2000 children, 60% of whom live in poverty.   When Penczarski arrived in 2010 the district… Continue reading Re-envisioning Education – An Ohio District’s Journey Toward Personalizing Learning

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Making School Design Personal

State & National Leaders Collaborate on Ohio’s First Personalized Learning Design Lab  The idea for a Personalized Learning Design Lab took root last fall when we received calls from district after district seeking help in writing Ohio Straight A grants to implement 'blended learning.'  In the consultation process, we discovered that districts really wanted to innovate,… Continue reading Making School Design Personal