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Bloomington schools receive early literacy grants

Bloomington Public Schools is the recipient of two Competitive Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grants from the Minnesota Department of Education.

The grants will provide a combined $1.6 million in funding over the next two years.

Grant funding will support parent education and staff development around early language and literacy development, including for students who may be at risk of not being prepared for kindergarten following early childhood screening. Additional funding will support staff development and parent education.

Kindergarten to grade 5 teachers will have increased access to coaching, focusing on integrating culturally responsive literacy instruction to address language and reading skills deficits.

Grant funding will also help parents learn effective ways to foster language- and reading-skills development at home.
 
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