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Clermont Northeastern: Literacy Grant Update (audio)

CNE |

Hear what is happening with the Comprehensive State Literacy Development at the High School with principal TJ Glassmeyer. Amy Ellis and Tonya Schmidt discuss the impact at the elementary level.

DeWine encourages Ohio parents to sign up for book gifting program tied to Dolly Parton

WLWT |

The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library partners with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to promote early childhood literacy across the state. The program sends a free book to children in Ohio every month from birth to age 5.

State grants position CNE to be a leader in literacy

CNE |

Clermont Northeastern will receive $1,575,000 over four years – $1,050,000 for the elementary school and $525,000 for the high school – from the Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant program.

Mt. Healthy City School District Awarded Literacy Grant to Continue Work and Become Model Site

MHCSD |

Mt. Healthy City School District became a recipient of the Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Education. The funds from this grant will prepare North and South Elementary Schools as model sites of evidence-based  literacy practices for other schools looking to build their literacy programs.

Library Prepares Educational Programs to Curb ‘COVID Slide’

Spectrum News 1 |

The summer slide is pretty typical, but with school ending this year remotely, many are worried of a “COVID slide”, meaning an even greater loss of learning for the kids. That’s why the Cincinnati Library upped their educational programming for the summer.

“A lot of the programming that we’re doing over the summer is really focused on trying to support our families across the community and keeping kids engaged with their reading and math skills especially but in a fun way because you know, it’s still summer,” Maggie Killman the Lifelong Learning Manager at the public library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County said.

The library made age specific booklets with different educational activities for the entire summer. They’re free to pick up from any open local branch along with a free book.

School law full of graduation, funding, religion changes approved

Journal-News |

Ohio legislators passed a wide-ranging education bill this week, affecting graduation rules for current high school students, restoring funding for some suburban schools, protecting religious expression in schools, but removing language that would have allowed schools to furlough staff this year.

Test/graduation rules: The bill says high school students whose state end-of-course exams were canceled this spring can use their classroom grades in those subjects toward Ohio’s graduation requirements.

Funding: A late amendment to the bill will restore $23 million in funding to school districts mainly in wealthy communities. House Bill 164 ensures that between state cuts, CARES money and “offset payments” in this bill, no school district ends up getting less than 94% of its original state funding amount for 2019-20.

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News literacy critical as students face national ‘infodemic’

EducationDive |

Twitter flagging the president’s tweets is another example of how students are “inheriting an information ecosystem that has unfolded in ways we never imagined,” experts say.

The demand for programs that teach students to think critically about what they read or view — and to understand the purpose behind the message — began to spread following the “fake news” phenomenon of the 2016 presidential election. And now with the pandemic, news and media literacy organizations are adding lesson plans and resources related to COVID-19.

Teens create first-of-its-kind publication in Cincinnati despite coronavirus setbacks

WCPO – Cincinnati |

The name of the publication, “Tellus Zine,” comes from the latin word “tellus” which means earth, and “zine,” which is a self-publication. Photography, painting, poetry and short narratives are just a few highlights readers will see.

Along with the board members, Tellus Zine will feature creative works from 22 young adults ages 12 to 21. The publication is free and is accessible at Telluszine.org. There is also information on how teens can get involved in the next edition.

Michigan settles suit after landmark “right to read” ruling

AP & Gongwer News Service |

The state of Michigan has announced a settlement in a lawsuit over poor reading skills that was filed on behalf of Detroit schoolchildren, weeks after a federal appeals court issued a groundbreaking decision recognizing a constitutional right to education and literacy.