Carefree Education Service Group
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EnvisionEdPlus, LLC

Our partnership with EnvisionEdPlus

is founded on a shared vision for Ohio’s youth. EnvisionEdPlus has established strong working relationships with northeast Ohio schools and nonprofit organizations, supporting initiative development, grant-writing and professional learning. We at Carefree Education are proud to collaborate with EnvisionEdPlus to help educators design and implement programs that support all students’ talents and aspirations while addressing their academic and social- emotional needs. Our collective expertise in graduation pathways, college and career readiness, academic rigor, and student support programming makes us a powerful team. Additionally, EnvisionEdPlus provides comprehensive grant-writing services that can help fund initiative planning and implementation. In the past five years, they have helped Ohio schools win nearly $200,000,000 in competitive grant awards at the regional, state and federal levels. We especially like their free grant list, for large and small initiatives.

Does your school need more resources

to support prospective graduates in meeting Ohio’s new requirements? Upcoming grant opportunities might help. Many state, federal and philanthropic grant opportunities are closely aligned with what Ohio students need to cross the finish line - and be ready for what comes next. Carefree Education Group can help your team assess whether your ongoing initiative or new idea might be eligible for funding. Our partners over at EnvisionEdPlus can provide additional support for your proposal - whether you just need a little help with planning, editing or budgeting or you need turn-key proposal development services. Here are a few funding opportunities expected this year: School Quality Improvement (SQI) - Only schools designated as Focus, Priority or Warning in Ohio’s school improvement program are eligible for this one. It’s a large grant over several years to improve outcomes, including graduation rates. Information about this year’s competition is anticipated this fall. Expanding Opportunities for Each Child (EOEC) - This grant also is a good fit for schools in improvement status, but is open to all schools. Two previous rounds have funded dozens of middle school and high school gradution pathways across Ohio. Information about the next round is anticipated this fall. 21st Century Community Learning Center grants - Not everyone thinks about high school students when they think about after-school programs, but this program is a great fit for credit recovery, career readiness and service learning. It can align closely with Ohio’s new graduation requirements and help at-risk students earn their diplomas. This annual competition opens in January and is due in April. Credentialling and College Credit Plus - Ohio’s newly approved biennial budget includes new funding for establishing industry credentialling programs and expansion of College Credit Plus opportunities. Ohio will have $4,500,000 available each year for new industry credential programs, prioritizing senior only programs in schools that do not currently operate such programs. The College Credit Plus funding includes $3,000,000 this year to pay for graduate coursework to qualify high school teachers to deliver college courses in high school settings. Learn more at an Operation Graduation Design Lab near you or browse more opportunities currated by EnvisionEdPlus.

Do your students have every available option

to reach graduation? Register now for an upcoming Operation Graduation Design Lab near you. Ohio’s rising seniors have different options to meet state graduation requirements than have been previously available. To ensure at-risk students are able to take advantage of the graduation pathways that best fit their needs, we are partnering with our friends at EnvisionEdPlus to help high school teams plan for this school year and beyond. Operation Graduation Design Labs are one-day events recommended for small teams of high school administrators and counselors. At events earlier this summer participants have been creating specific opportunities for their rising seniors who aren’t on track to meet the traditional requirements but might be well-suited to take advantage of unique pathways allowed for the Class of 2020. Teams have been collaborating with each other and with thought partners, like us, to complete plans to implement this fall. Take advantage of the Operation Graduation Design Labs to learn more about Ohio’s new graduation requirements for the Class of 2023, approved last week as part of the biennial budget, have significant changes for prospective graduates and schools. The requirements apply not only to rising 9th graders but also, as an alternative to current requirements, to the classes of 2021 and 2022. There are significant changes in testing requirements and alternative pathways. Additionally all prospective graduates under the new requirements will have to earn “Diploma Seals”, one from a list of state seals and one locally established seal demonstrating student engagement, community service or fine arts accomplishments. August and September design labs are filling up so register for one of four remaining dates soon. Check out upcoming dates, locations and registration information by clicking on more info link.
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