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BattelleEd and Partners Win Ohio Straight A Funds

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/14 -- Battelle's non-profit subsidiary, BattelleEd, has won more than $2 million from Ohio's Straight A Fund to manage education networks and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning.

Successful ongoing management and support of the Ohio STEM Learning Network played a key role in earning the 501c3 this work. BattlelleEd also manages a range of other STEM programs including the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and the national STEMx network.

Now, as a partner on three winning proposals to Ohio's Straight A Fund, BattelleEd will expand its operations. The winning proposals, led by a range of top Ohio education organizations, total more than $28 million in support for Ohio schools.

"We believe STEM education is the best way for children to develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed," said Aimee Kennedy, Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy at Battelle. "Thanks to Ohio's Straight A Fund, schools and teachers across Ohio will gain new access to this groundbreaking movement in education."

The money will be distributed in several ways:

  • Under a $14 million proposal led by the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio named College Ready Ohio, BattelleEd joins with the Ohio State University, Geauga County Educational Service Center, and a consortium of schools to deliver innovative online dual enrollment courses and resources to students and training for teachers. Other partners on the project include: Hilliard City Schools, Global Impact STEM Academy, Metro Early College High School, Bio-Med Science Academy, Cardinal Local School District, Berkshire Local Schools, Kenston Local Schools, Dublin City Schools, Columbus City Schools, and Perkins Local Schools.
  • Under an $8 million proposal led by the Fairfield County Educational Service Center, BattelleEd will support the development of a new local center for STEM education that will serve 300 at-risk youth. Other partners on the project include: Lancaster City Schools, Hilliard City Schools, Worthington City Schools, Pickerington Local School District, Walnut Township Local Schools, Columbus City Schools, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, Hamilton Local and Liberty Union Thurston Local Schools
  • Under a $5 million proposal led by the Geauga County Educational Service Center, BattelleEd will support the development of a new STEM school at the career center and satellite programs in four schools. Other partners on the project include: Ledgemont Local Schools, Berkshire Local Schools, Cardinal Local School District, Kenston Local Schools, Auburn Career Center, and Kent State University at Geauga

About Battelle
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org.

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