Ohio's Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant

2019 Literacy Academy

The Ohio Department of Education is holding the second annual Literacy Academy on March 18thand 19th for districts, schools, and early childhood providers working toward raising literacy achievement. The Literacy Academy provides professional learning to support the use of evidence-based language and literacy practices.

SR_artwork.pngTo build on ongoing work to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children, Ohio was awarded a $35 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Approximately 95 percent of the $35 million award will be distributed directly to local schools or early childhood providers to improve literacy outcomes for children from birth through grade 12. The three-year grant will focus on serving the greatest numbers of students living in poverty, students with disabilities, English learners and students identified as having a reading disability.

2018 Ohio's Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Awards

State Literacy Plan

Subgrant Application

Local Literacy Plan


General Resources

Evidence-Based Resources

Send questions to StrivingReaders@education.ohio.gov

Melissa M. Weber-Mayrer, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Hess, J.D.                          
Early Literacy Specialist

Marcia Barnhart, pHCLE
Early Literacy Specialist

Marsha Ward, CPM, PMP
Project Manager

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