Rep. Rogers Announces "Straight A" Funding For Innovative Local Education Project
Fairport Harbor school district to establish incubator for student-run startups
June 22, 2016
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StateRep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced the approval of $368,680 in “Straight A” grant funding for Fairport Harbor Exempted Village. The funding will help the school district create the “Startup Fairport: College, Career and Community Success” project, an incubator to support student-run startups. 

“I am pleased to see the state investing in innovative education projects that will allow students to build upon their creativity and imagination,” said Rogers. “Engaging young students through programs that allow them to create products, gain experience developing a business plan and learn how to market goods will have a positive impact on their career development and the healthy future of our small business community.”

The Straight A Fund was established to help schools launch creative new ideas for improving education and to transform Ohio’s education system into one that meets the unique needs of every student in every classroom. The Ohio Department of Education received over 141 grant applications for over 400 schools. Fairport Harbor Exempted Village was one of 90 schools awarded $14.8 million in overall funding statewide.  

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