The Rural Collaborative to Improve Instruction and Expand Student STEM Opportunities and 21st Century Skills through Literacy Design Collaborative (Rural LDC Project) is a project funded by the Ohio Department of Education, Straight A Fund. The project is designed for implementation in five rural districts that comprise the Rural Collaborative consortia schools, including Northwestern Local Schools, Mapleton Local Schools, Hillsdale Local School District, Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village Schools, and Black River Local Schools. The project duration involves the grant year (2016-17), and five sustaining years (2017-18 through 2021-22). The project is being implemented during the grant year by the Northwestern Local Schools in partnership with Battelle Education (BEd) and High Schools that Work (HSTW).
The Math Matters Program was initiated in August 2014 by the MIND Research Institute, providing access to ST Math software for use in K-12 classrooms in 100 buildings in ten districts and organizations across Fairfield and Franklin counties. As of the third quarter grant report (April 30, 2015), the ST Math implementation process continued to provide onsite Introduction to ST Math Part 1 and Part 2 training in three districts including Columbus City Schools, Hilliard, and Pickerington.