Gov. DeWine highlights science of reading provisions in the new state budget

BY: - August 14, 2023

Students arranged red and blue letters to spell various words such as “lip,” “twin,” and “keys.”  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and first lady Fran DeWine observed about two dozen children, ages 3-6, spelling words at Columbus Montessori Education Center Thursday morning.  The schools aligns with the science of reading, which is based on decades of […]

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 […]

Ohio House’s version of budget cuts back on proposed funding to science of reading

BY: - May 12, 2023

The science of reading remains in Ohio’s proposed operating budget, but the House cut back on the amount of money that would be allocated toward funding the implementation.  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget — which was introduced earlier this year — included $64 million for science of reading curricula, $43 million each year for the […]

DeWine visits Columbus City Schools elementary school to observe science of reading

BY: - April 10, 2023

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine nodded along and smiled as the second grade students in Bernadette Monroe’s Southwood Elementary School classroom sounded out words like whistle, sketch and chuckle by emphasizing each letter Thursday morning.  Across the hall, in Robin Thalgott’s third grade classroom, students were practicing their syllables and studying words such as define, apron, […]

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 […]

Gov. DeWine’s proposed budget includes teaching children how to read that’s backed by science

BY: - March 24, 2023

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants to make sure children learn how to read correctly and in a way that’s backed by the science of reading — which is a portion of his proposed budget. “I truly believe there’s nothing more important than the science of reading, and making sure that every single child in the […]

New bill would eliminate retention under Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee

BY: - March 22, 2023

A new bill would eliminate retention under Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee and is almost identical to a previous bill that died in the last General Assembly.  House Bill 117 was introduced last week by state Rep. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, and state Rep. Phil Robinson, D-Solon.  “I have nothing against retention,” Manning said. “But […]

Third-grade retention, one yearly test removed under proposed Ohio education bill

BY: - December 2, 2022

A new bill supported by education groups across the state would mark the end of the third-grade reading retention requirements, but wouldn’t eliminate all the proficiency tests students during the year. House Bill 497 would eliminate the Third Grade Reading Guarantee that would have held back students who didn’t show proper proficiency in reading. But […]

‘Nation’s report card’ shows downturns in math, reading data, including in Ohio

BY: - October 25, 2022

Math and reading proficiency scores in Ohio, along with the nation, are trending downward, according to data collected as part of a national assessment of student data. Assessments done as part of the so-called “nation’s report card” were administered between January and March of this year, covering more than 224,000 fourth-graders and more than 222,000 […]

Ohio Supreme Court to continue considering Duke Energy pipeline case

BY: - August 7, 2020

The Ohio Supreme Court will again consider arguments in an appeal related to a natural gas pipeline Duke Energy, Ohio, Inc., wants to bring to Hamilton County. The state’s highest court asked that parties in the case file arguments within 20 days so that the court can proceed with consideration of the case. The case […]