Young student reading a book in the classroom

Mt. Healthy City School District received the Each Child Reads grant through The Ohio Department of Education. The district will be awarded $69,231 to help identify students with dyslexia and support students in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade through the Model Demonstration Project for Early Identification of Students with Dyslexia. The three-year grant provides a comprehensive needs assessment of early literacy instructional practices and programs for early childhood readers. The district will use these funds to provide professional learning for teachers and staff, identify children with dyslexia or at high risk for reading difficulties, and implement instruction for students with dyslexia. “The grant will allow us to expand upon what we have begun with the CLSD grant,” stated Jana Wolfe, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. “This grant specifically serves students in early identification of dyslexia in addition to providing the intervention and progress monitoring needed to advance students' reading.” Additionally, Mt. Healthy CSD teachers and staff will continue using tools like Ortin Gillingham and the science of reading to prepare the youngest learners to read.