Charters Outnumber Traditional Districts In Preliminary Ohio RttT Participant List

"Race Track - Start 50" by Flickr user Celikins.

The time period for Ohio’s public school districts and charter schools to join the state’s Race to the Top (RttT) application expired on Friday, Jan 8. Guidelines for the grant set by the United States Department of Education prevent private schools from applying for RttT funds. Only public school districts and charter schools were allowed join a state’s grant application.  

On Thursday, Jan. 7, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released an incomplete list containing  the names of 252 traditional public school districts and charter schools as participating Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in the state’s RttT efforts.

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CEA Lends Support To Federal Grant Application

Ohio could receive up to $400 million in federal education funding, and some of that could come to Columbus.

Last week the CEA Board of Governors voted unanimously to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the CCS Superintendent and the CCS School Board President, agreeing to join the State of Ohio’s application to receive Race to the Top (RTTT) funding.

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