A sampling of grants currently supporting innovative programs in Cincinnati Public Schools:
Duke Energy Education Grant
Cincinnati Public Schools was awarded a Duke Energy K-12 Education Grant in May 2018 to support literacy growth for second-graders at six schools — Chase, Fairview-Clifton, Mt. Airy, Pleasant Hill, Silverton, Westwood and Woodford.
The $39,925 grant was the highest awarded in the education category and the second highest across the region, in all categories, which included STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and workforce development.
The funding provides reading-intervention materials to support students and staff, as well as four staff professional-development days. SRA (Science Reading Associates) kits were selected as the primary intervention tool, based on teacher input. The SRA licensure adds several components, including e-books, presentation tools, correlations and student games.
SRA is built on the concept of cumulative sequential practice, which means that students are not introduced to concepts that have not been taught in previous lessons. SRA supports benchmarking and progress reports; allows students to self-monitor; and by many teachers’ accounts, motivates students to read through its built-in reward system.
For information on available grants or to request help with a grant, contact:
District Grant Writer