(From ODE website Read Ohio | Ohio Department of Education
Parents, this is bad news for our children and the future of Ohio. To address this, the governor signed executive order 2023-07D, the Governor’s Literacy Challenge, (Executive Order 2023-07D | Governor Mike DeWine (ohio.gov) )
So, what is the Ohio Department of Education doing about it? To answer that, check out this link link to the ODE webpage “Read Ohio” Read Ohio | Ohio Department of Education
And more importantly, what can you do about it? These tips for families are copied directly from the ODE webpage dedicated to the state’s initiative on the Science of Reading.
Tips for Families
- Learn about the science of reading.
- Find dyslexia supports.
- Get details about the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and what it means.
- Visit the Third Grade Reading Guarantee Family Resources webpage for information and resources to help families support children with reading difficulties.
- Sign up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Ohio.
- Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio mails kids one free book each month until his or her 5th birthday.