Officials using $42 million grant to help improve literacy proficiency in Ohio schools

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OHIO — The pandemic had serious impacts on K-12 learning. Right now, a number of Ohio’s third graders are struggling with literacy proficiency.

Melissa Weber-Mayrer, director for the Office of Approaches to Teaching and Professional Learning at the Ohio Department of Education, explained that Ohio has a plan which focuses on evidence-based practices and strategies to help those at birth all the way through 12th grade when it comes to reading.

“It includes explicit and systematic phonics instruction, instruction in Phonemic, awareness, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension,” said Weber-Mayrer.

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