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This professional learning series was delivered by the Region 8 Comprehensive Center to increase understanding and application of dyslexia issues and practices within the context of Ohio’s emergent dyslexia initiatives. This included building shared understanding of: a) the characteristics of…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center is supporting the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in making changes to expand secondary learning opportunities for all students. Under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), Career and Technical Education (CTE…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center is supporting the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in making changes to expand secondary learning opportunities for all students. Under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), Career and Technical Education (CTE…
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) launched the Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse (the Clearinghouse), a website that highlights the innovative work underway nationwide to reopen K-12 schools, early childhood centers and postsecondary institutions. Through the Clearinghouse…
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) requested assistance from the Region 8 Comprehensive Center (Region 8 CC) to co-facilitate and design a Stakeholder Review Committee. This request is a component of the Indiana (IN) Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Social-Emotional Learning…
“In light of the disproportionate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on historically marginalized communities, an unprecedented education funding cliff, and nationwide protests for racial justice, the Comprehensive Center (CC) Network’s commitment to supporting its clients with evidence-based…
When families and schools partner to support children’s literacy achievement, children have more opportunities to learn and practice essential literacy skills and grow as readers and writers. These resources, developed by the Region 8 Comprehensive Center in partnership with the Michigan Department…
The purpose of this report is to support the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in building the capacity of local educational agencies and schools in the identification of resources and tools that can be used by instructional teams to evaluate and assess bias in curricular materials. The…
This brief summarizes information on comprehensive state policies and practices in meeting expectations/mandates for 3rd grade literacy for the Indiana Department of Education.

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Author: Sarah SaykoDate:
Dyslexia affects about one in five individuals, making it the most diagnosed learning disability. A student’s ability to read fluently depends on his or her proficiency in both recognizing words quickly and accurately and understanding the structure of the English language, such as word meanings and grammar, for strong comprehension.