Reaching All Students Through Language and Literacy

The Reaching All Students Through Language and Literacy project will engage up to 20 buildings and districts in working to improve their literacy instruction for students who were hardest hit by the pandemic-related school shut downs. These groups include students of color, English learners and students from rural regions of Ohio. The project will focus on improving literacy instruction by drawing on structured literacy approaches along with strategies to improve instruction for the groups listed above. These strategies include understanding language and dialect in the classroom, family and community engagement, and drawing on and building students' background knowledge and vocabulary to improve reading outcomes. 

The two-year project will create a network of buildings and districts who will work together with the assistance of the Department and a managing vendor to engage in the following tasks: 

  1. ​Attend monthly network meetings to participate in professional learning and consultation around literacy instruction. Meetings will take place remotely and will typically last 3 hours. There will also be an annual in-person, all-day convening each of the two years of the project;
  2. Receive professional learning from nationally recognized experts in literacy, English learners, student culture and dialect, and family and community engagement;
  3. Review student and adult data to identify an opportunity for growth related to literacy instruction, especially for the student groups listed above;
  4. Plan and implement a project in year two that seeks to address the opportunity for growth. These projects may focus on building educator capacity, improving teaming structures, implementing a multi-tiered system of supports and/or family and community engagement.

In October 2022, 25 districts and community schools received $200,000 each to support costs associated with the project described above, along with expenses including stipends, travel and substitute teachers.

Sub-Grantees County Amount Awarded
Avon Local Lorain $200,000
Celina City Mercer $200,000
Chardon Local Geauga $200,000
Columbus Humanities, Arts and Technology Academy Franklin $200,000
Crestview Local Van Wert $200,000
Explorers Academy of Science and Technology Lucas $200,000
Fort Frye Local Washington $200,000
GOAL Digital Academy Richland $200,000
Greeneview Local Greene $200,000
Lawrence County Lawrence $200,000
Mapleton Local Ashland $200,000
Margaretta Local Erie $200,000
Marlington Local Stark $200,000
Mt Healthy City Hamilton $200,000
North Columbus Preparatory Academy Franklin $200,000
North Ridgeville City Lorain $200,000
Northmont City Montgomery $200,000
Northwestern Local Wayne $200,000
Princeton City Hamilton $200,000
Richmond Heights Local Cuyahoga $200,000
Shaker Heights City Cuyahoga $200,000
Springfield City Clark $200,000
Tolles Career & Technical Center Madison $200,000
Trumbull Career & Technical Center Trumbull $200,000
Wickliffe City Lake $200,000

The first network meeting will take place in November 2022.

You can download and navigate through a voice over Power Point presentation to learn about the key requirements, instructions for applying and deadlines for this project:

Please direct all questions about the project and CCIP access to

Application Information 

Last Modified: 10/19/2022 10:21:42 AM