Rep. Young Applauds Release Of Straight A Funding To Mentor Exempted Village School District
Funding Allocated for 7-8th Grade Blended and Problem-Based Learning Network in Lake County
February 23, 2016
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Today, State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Twp.) announced the approved release of $622,677 in Straight A Funding by the State Controlling Board. This funding will be used for the 7-8th Grade Blended and Problem-Based Learning Network at Mentor Exempted Village School District in Lake County.

The goal of this project is to encourage student achievement. To accomplish this goal, teachers will share their knowledge on blended and problem-based teaching strategies to help seventh and eighth graders succeed. The funding will be used to close achievement gaps and decrease textbook and professional development costs, according to documents from the Office of Budget and Management.

“I want to congratulate Mentor schools and all those involved in this achievement, We need to be wise in how we invest our limited State education resources into our students,” said Young. “I believe the Strait A Fund is one of those programs that will produce lasting results.”

The Straight A fund was established in 2013 to provide grants to Ohio schools with funding for projects that will encourage student achievement alongside innovation. Last year the state operating budget provided a $30 million appropriation to continue funding these grants. This year 86 schools were provided funding by twenty grants being approved by the Ohio Controlling Board.

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