Columbus, OH. - In conjunction with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Department of Education awarded $14 million in Literacy and Mathematics Tutoring Grants to Ohio universities and colleges. According to the press release, Ohio plans to create and inflate mathematics and literacy tutoring programs for K-12 students in one-on-one or small-group settings.
The federally supported COVID-19 relief grants focus on providing direct services for Ohio students who experienced tremendous disruptions to learning. The impact of this group also experienced frequent absences during the pandemic. Grantees must work with partnering schools or districts.
“These school and district partnerships with colleges and universities will positively impact students, complement classroom instruction, and enrich the practices for future educators,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Stephen D. Dackin said. “Each additional learning opportunity we create for Ohio’s students leads to improved mathematics and literacy skills, reinforced connections to core subjects, and better coursework comprehension.”
Recipients of the grants include two and four-year public and private colleges and universities with teacher preparation and education programs. The media release states that college students who participate may benefit from direct field experience, community service, stipends, and course credits.
“Collaboration has been necessary to navigate the effects and impact of the pandemic,” Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner said. “By partnering with neighboring schools and districts, our colleges and universities allow our future educators to support and help K-12 students in a meaningful way.”
Information about the grant is available on the Ohio Department of Education website. Interested parties can contact Lacy Snoke at (614) 728-5959.