By Jo Cox, YCS Communications Liaison—
YORKTOWN, IN—The Indiana Department of Education has developed Indiana’s Priorities for Early Literacy. Through this statewide initiative, educators statewide will receive support as they implement science of reading informed practices.
This strategic approach is designed to propel student literacy achievements and cultivate graduates who are ready to thrive in their future endeavors. Enhancing this mission, the Indiana DOE introduced a Competitive Science of Reading grant in September 2023, which was available to all public school corporations, charter schools, and state-accredited non-public schools, seeking to foster an environment of academic excellence from an early age.
Yorktown Community Schools is proud to be among the 72 districts in Indiana to receive the esteemed Science of Reading grant.
This grant will enhance our ongoing dedication to applying research-backed best practices in line with the Science of Reading and Indiana’s Priorities for Early Literacy for students in kindergarten through third grade.
The grant bolsters Yorktown’s multifaceted strategy for reading instruction, acknowledging that the Science of Reading is not a standalone program but a collection of decades of research spotlighting the most effective methods for teaching reading.
To learn more about Indiana’s Priorities for Early Literacy, please visit this link.