COLUMBUS — The Allen and Auglaize Counties Educational Service Centers along with Findlay and Kenton schools are slated to receive $427,700 in grants from Philanthropy Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education.
The grants are from The Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools.
According to a news release, the public-private partnership aims to help schools and districts improve remote education practices and outcomes.
Across Ohio, just over $2.6 million was awarded to 29 projects in this second round of funding which benefits more than 107,000 students.
Allen County ESC was awarded $118,040. They plan to “equip educators with the skills and accompanying tools to deliver virtual instruction and be able to maintain a continuity of education experience to the student as they may traverse between remote and face-to-face settings”.
Auglaize County ESC was awarded $56,836. They plan to “increase efficiency by providing meaningful instruction especially in the areas of Math and English Language Arts, for all students in all locations”.
Findlay schools was awarded $124,324. They plan to “develop and create a locally designed curriculum for a fully online learning option, Trojan Academy”.
Kenton schools was awarded $128,500. They plan to “provide development and facilitation of professional development opportunities, as well as support local program management and participation by teachers”.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.