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Striving Readers grants available: application workshop planned for January

12/18/2017

Ohio received a $35 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue improving language and literacy development in Ohio students.

Approximately 95 percent of the award will go directly to local districts and community schools or early childhood providers to improve literacy for children from birth through grade 12. The focus of the three-year grant is to serve the greatest number of students with disabilities, students living in poverty, English learners and students who have reading disabilities.
 
The Department is hosting a two-day Literacy Academy in Columbus Jan. 17-18 for those who are eligible to apply. Academy participants will receive technical assistance with their applications, as well as instruction on improving evidence-based language and literacy instruction and interventions.
 
Check the Department’s website for eligibility criteria, intent to apply, and Literacy Academy details.