Straight A Fund Seeds Ohio With Innovations

In 2013, Ohio attracted national attention with Gov. John Kasich’s push for a “Straight A Innovation Fund.” The $250,000,000 competitive grant challenge awarded 24 successful applicants in December of that year and another 36 the following June. The Ohio Department of Education recently hosted Straight A Day (#StraightADay) at the Statehouse in Columbus. 57 exhibitors showed the fruits of the innovations seeded with state dollars. I was able to visit the city, still basking in the glow of the recent college football championship won by its Ohio State Buckeyes.