The Associated Press reported that the Ohio Department of Education has awarded Ohio a Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant. The grant is for $35 million over three years that will target language and literacy development for early childhood-grade 12 students with a special focus on vulnerable students.
According to state education officials, students living in poverty, students living with learning disabilities, and English Language Learners (ELLs) will benefit from this targeted, programmatic funding from the Ohio Department of Education. This grant will strengthen the state’s existing efforts to increase the number of students who are third grade proficient, meaning they can read at grade-level by third grade.
Advocacy and Communication Solutions, LLC (ACS) is excited to learn of Ohio’s receipt of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant. With its vast experience working in early childhood and K-12 education, ACS is eager to analyze this grant’s implementation data to understand the potential impact the grant could have on grade-level proficiency. See more about the work of ACS with its early childhood and K-12 clients here and here.