Athens City School District

Gov. Mike DeWine keeps talking about the ‘science of reading,’ but what does that really mean?

BY: - April 5, 2023

A chunk of Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed budget zeroes in on what’s called the science of reading method. Specifically, it includes $64 million for science of reading curricula, $43 million each year for the next two years to offer science of reading instruction for educators, and $12 million to support 100 literacy coaches in schools […]

School nurses battle old buildings, lack of resources, along with COVID

BY: - August 6, 2020

In her nearly 40 years as a school nurse, Patricia Gunter has had to prepare for diseases like swine flu, H1N1, West Nile Virus, SARS, and even HIV, all while dealing with the usual school illness like head lice and chicken pox.  “We’ve put a plan in place every time we’ve had something happen,” said […]