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Rasinski and Zutell are at Mid-Ohio ESC

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5cff9ee08e50bAuthors: Tim Rasinski and Jerry Zutell along with Kevin Kimmel, Mid-Ohio ESC Superintendent
Setting out the materials for the training
As part of the Striving Reader Grant each participant will receive a copy of the author's book
District staff staring to arrive
Tim Rasinski and Jerry Zutell preparing for the day
Amanda Mahonn, Mid-Ohio ESC Director of Education kicking off the day.
Lynn Meister, Literacy Coach at Mid-Ohio ESC , is introducing Tim Rasinski
Lisa Cook, Literacy Coach at Mid-Ohio ESC , is introducing Jerry Zutell
District Staff arriving
Meeting the Presenters
Orton-Gillingham training is today at Mid-Ohio ESC. It was a great meeting of presenters.
The training is starting to fill
Room of educators ready to learn.
Training has started
Thank you to Scholastic for the morning coffee
Authors: Tim Rasinski and Jerry Zutell along with Kevin Kimmel, Mid-Ohio ESC Superintendent

More than $33 million was awarded by the Ohio Department of Education to 46 school districts and consortiums of districts to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children in the spring of 2018.

The grant builds on Ohio’s commitment to ensure all students have the reading skills needed to succeed in education and life. The Department recently worked with Ohio educators and educational leaders to develop Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, as well as to update and refine Ohio’s English language arts learning standards. In addition, the Third Grade Reading Guarantee aims to ensure all students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Through this initiative, schools diagnose reading issues, create individualized Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plans, and provide intensive reading interventions.


Mid-Ohio ESC is honored to share this $1.2 million award with the following consortium schools who aligned with them for the grant. Those schools who will benefit from literacy achievement, professional development and professional learning networks include: Buckeye Central, Bucyrus City, Galion City, Highland Local, Plymouth-Shiloh Local, and Shelby City. 


"This will impact 5,500 to 6,000 students," said Amanda Mahon, Director of Education for Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.  We are honored to welcome Tim Rasinski and Jerry Zutell to share essential strategies with staff from each of these districts.