$31.5 million to urban schools in Ohio

Ohio has received $31.5 million in grants from three private foundations to improve education in the state's city schools. State officials say the grant ranks among the biggest ever for K-12 schools.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $20 million to help create smaller schools at four to six big city high schools. "Small schools provide a safe environment in which students can focus on their studies and ultimately graduate from high schools prepared for college, work, and civic contribution," said

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