Ohio Investing $26M in Tutoring to Boost Student Achievement

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state is making an investment in “high-quality tutoring opportunities” to accelerate learning for students.

More than $26 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funding will be channeled to six tutoring vendors who will provide services across the state at no cost to schools and districts, which can apply to the Ohio Department of Education to access the programs.

Districts and schools can apply for services from six tutoring providers, including Amplify, Book Nook, Catapult Learning West, Cignition, Huntington Learning Centers and Varsity Tutors for Schools. The tutoring services will be available in the 2023-24 school year.  

The investment is part of Future Forward Ohio, the state’s plan to help students recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a news release states.

“Future Forward Ohio is focused on accelerating learning, and we know high-quality tutoring helps students learn,” said Chris Woolard, interim superintendent of public instruction. “These high-quality tutoring opportunities are a critical tool for raising student achievement in Ohio.”     

The state previously awarded $14 million in Statewide Mathematics and Literacy Tutoring grants to Ohio colleges and universities planning to create or expand mathematics and literacy tutoring programs for Ohio’s K-12 students in one-on-one or small-group settings. Ohio was also one of only five states awarded a grant by Accelerate, a national nonprofit, to drive continued student recovery from the pandemic through evidence-based tutoring models.  

“Ohio is investing in programs that make a difference for students, including high-quality tutoring programs,” Gov. Mike DeWine said. “This is a new, important resource for our schools and districts.” 

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.