Accelerating learning means giving students more and better opportunities to learn. Ohio invests in programs to support schools and educators, such as providing resources to help districts select high-quality instructional materials and creating more professional development opportunities for teaching literacy. Additionally, Ohio is investing in programs that have a more direct and immediate impact on students – dedicating $89 million in funding to support high-quality after-school and summer programs facilitated by nonprofit organizations and 20 million to support a tutoring program that relies on higher education students in the state to provide tutoring to students in the K-12 system.
Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Education Savings Account Program
The ACE Education Savings Account program is providing eligible families with a $500 credit that can be used to pay for a variety of enrichment activities that will accelerate learning for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit ACEOhio.org for more information.
Summer and extracurricular learning opportunities
These funds support partnerships between schools and community organizations that provide after-school services that meet the academic needs and general well-being of students. Additionally, the funds establish or expand comprehensive after-school programs or evidence-based summer learning and enrichment programs. Programs focus on students most in need of services, address academic and wellness needs, and provide ongoing support to students who are chronically absent or have not attended school regularly due to pandemic. For more information, see the Summer Learning and Extracurricular Opportunities Grants webpage.
Statewide math and literacy tutoring
These funds respond to learning disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this new grant program, colleges and universities are creating or expanding math and literacy tutoring programs for Ohio students. This partnership between higher education and K-12 schools will give college students studying to become teachers invaluable experience in the field while students receive intensive support to accelerate learning. Learn more at the Statewide Mathematics and Literacy Tutoring Grant webpage.
Boys and Girls Clubs
These funds support new and expanded summer and before-and-after-school programs at Boys and Girls Clubs across Ohio and, especially, in cities not yet served by Boys and Girls Clubs. Through these new and expanded services, Ohio students will receive academic support to enhance and accelerate their learning in the classroom. Federal relief funds are specifically aimed at supporting students in underserved areas with high-quality learning resources during extracurricular times to supplement classroom learning. Learn more about the Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs of Ohio.
PBS Home Learning
This initiative provides educational tools to students and parents across the state through a three-year initiative called “Ohio Learns 360.” Working in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, PBS stations across Ohio will leverage local, state, and national resources to provide opportunities for students to continue learning beyond the school day. . Through programming, interactive activities and special projects, stations will leverage PBS resources and education partnerships to bring a holistic approach to meeting students’ learning acceleration needs. Learn more about Ohio learns 360.
COSI/Ohio Distance Learning Initiative
Ohio’s Distance Learning Initiative, led by COSI and a collaboration of meal providers, libraries, museums and cultural institutions, is providing free learning kits to underserved youth and families in Ohio. Through a series of in-person events across the state, this consortium of partners offers hands-on education kits (called Learning Lunchboxes), which provide five days of learning content encompassing a wide range of areas that young people struggle with. served can do at home with their families. Learning Lunchboxes lessons are developed in partnership with NASA to teach students about topics such as water, nature, energy and space. Additionally, each event site is transformed into a community Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing students and families to download learning materials that can be used offline. Learn more about the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative Online.
Leading Men Scholarship
The Leading Men Fellowship recruits men of color between the ages of 18 and 24 and places them as role models and literacy aides in preschool classrooms for one year. This evidence-based program is funded through a public-private partnership and aims to keep young men of color in early childhood and long-term education. Learn more about the Literacy Lab Leading Men Fellowship Website.
National Aviation Hall of Fame
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), Congress’s only chartered aviation hall of fame, in partnership with PBS affiliate ThinkTV, creates and distributes an aviation-focused STEAM program titled “Discovering Flight: Learning with the NAHF,” to Ohio schools hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is a multi-faceted educational program for elementary-aged children. Each lesson aligns on National Curriculum Standards and Proficiency Level Outcomes and includes classroom activities, videos, interactive activities and additional resources that bring the science, history and invention of powered flight to life. Discovering Flight also includes “Why I Fly,” a series of short videos featuring someone pursuing a career in aviation or aerospace. Created by Hemlock Films, each film’s goal is to share the world of aeronautical careers. ics and aerospace with a young and diverse audience. “Why I Fly” videos are shared on PBS digital media, ANHF website and will be available to NAHF visitors via an interactive kiosk.
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