North Tippah to get grant for reading program after 30% of students don’t pass test on first try

The North Tippah school district will be getting grants for a summer reading program after 30.8% of their students did not pass a mandatory 3rd grade literacy test.

The District will receive $134,998.50 over 3 years to implement the summer reading program. The summer reading camp will be held at Falkner elementary.

According to the press release on the grant “The Literacy-Based Promotion Act states that schools should provide students who are not promoted with intensive instructional services, progress monitoring measures, and supports to remediate the identified areas of reading deficiency, as outlined in the student’s individual reading plan.”

“These grants will help schools continue to provide supports for students that are struggling in the area of literacy in schools across the state,” said Dr. Nathan Oakley, chief academic officer.

The grant to North Tippah is part of $3 million in grants given to schools using a competitive request for proposals selection process.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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