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MSU receives Kentucky Reading Project grant

Morehead State University received a grant to provide learning for teachers in the area.  

The funding allowed MSU to host the Kentucky Reading Project (KRP), a professional development initiative for public school elementary teachers (P-5) that prioritizes increased student achievement and family involvement in literacy.   

The week-long workshop took place at Ginger Hall from July 18-22. Seven teachers from within MSU’s service region attended. The focus was on the Science of Reading, including content centered on one of the following areas: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency and comprehension. Participants connected these areas to Scarborough’s Reading Rope. During this summer institute, the National Center for Families Learning facilitated an all-day workshop on engaging families in reading.  

The week-long workshop is part of a yearlong, graduate-level literacy course that also includes follow-up sessions during the year and a coaching visit for each teacher. Participants benefit by receiving three graduate-level credit hours from MSU after the course’s completion in 2023 and a stipend, books and professional resources.  

To learn more about the Kentucky Reading Project or to apply, go to https://kentuckyliteracy.org. You can also contact Rebecca Roach at r.roach@moreheadstate.edu.  

For more information about MSU’s Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education and its programs, call 606-783-2162 or visit www.moreheadstate.edu/education.