This morning the Ohio Department of Education announced its list of recommended awardees for The Straight A Fund, an Ohio program aimed at helping schools launch creative new ideas for improving education. We are pleased to share that Mayerson Academy has been selected for a $106,000 grant in partnership with the Deer Park Community City School District for its “Building Strong Character to Build Strong Learners” application.
“We are so excited about the opportunity to bring this program to Deer Park,” said Lynn Ochs, Senior Learning Designer for Mayerson Academy “and thrilled that Ohio has joined other states in recognizing the impact social and emotional learning can have on student well being and achievement.”
“The Straight A Fund has unleashed a wave of creativity as educators look to bring innovation into their classrooms and to modernize their schools,” said Dr. Lonny J. Rivera, interim superintendent of public instruction. “These grants will finance bold, new learning and cost-saving projects that will help teachers and administrators better equip their students for today’s global workplace.”
The Thriving Learning Communities with Happify program will introduce the science of character strengths to educators, students and the community of Deer Park using an innovative blended learning program. Expected outcomes, which will be assessed and measured as part of the grant process, include increased motivation, well-being and performance.
Visit the Ohio Department of Education website to learn more about the Straight A Fund. Check back here for future links and information regarding the Deer Park program.