Ohio reading

Reading Recovery lawsuit trying to prevent science of reading implementation in Ohio schools

BY: - October 20, 2023

A lawsuit is trying to prevent a new law from changing how Ohio students learn how to read.  Reading Recovery Council of North America, located in Worthington, filed a lawsuit on Oct. 3 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to block the science of reading from being implemented in schools across the state.  […]

Ohio report cards show improvements in English and math; 26% of students chronically absent

BY: - September 21, 2023

Ohio students’ proficiency in English Language Arts and math went up, but are lower than pre-pandemic levels, according to the new state report cards that the Ohio Department of Education released last week.  For ELA, 60.9% students scored proficient for the 2022-23 school year — up from 59.5% in 2021-22. But 64.6% of students were […]

Ohio budget changes policy holding back struggling third grader readers

BY: - July 24, 2023

Mandatory retention will no longer be required under Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee.  A parent will now be able to request a student be promoted to fourth grade — even if they are not reading at grade level, according to the state budget that Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed.   Now a student’s parents must consult […]

Science of reading enacted in Ohio’s new budget

BY: - July 21, 2023

Ohio students will learn how to read using the science of reading.  The state’s two-year, $191 billion budget that Gov. Mike DeWine signed earlier this month includes a chunk of money that goes toward implementing the science of reading, which is based on decades of research that shows how the human brain learns to read and […]


Reading curriculum changes need evaluation

BY: - April 10, 2023

Earlier this month, Education Week reported on a policy trend that Ohio Gov. DeWine has made a central focus of his 2024-2025 budget: reform of reading curriculum standards. This reform in particular centers around a fulcrum of debate about how to teach reading in schools. In particular, a popular but controversial program called “Reading Recovery” […]