COLUMBUS- State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) today announced that funding in the amount of $4,000,000 has been awarded to the Cuyahoga County Education Service Center for the purpose of assisting assigned school districts on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education.

 “It is always encouraging to see funding go towards educating our youth,” said Rep. Antonio. “In order for schools to be able to hire the best candidates, it’s vital that the certification and licensure procedure is effective. This funding will definitely help to create a successful and efficient teacher certification process.”

 The focus of the assistance is to implement various programs by providing technical assistance, training and developing procedures for teacher certification, and licensure developing assessment and achievement tool kits for existing and new programs that are in compliance with the law.

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