Corman Secures Grant to Assist Mifflin County School District With Literacy Initiative

Will Present Grant on Wednesday, January 3, 2008

(HARRISBURG) – Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) today announced that he has secured a state grant to assist the Mifflin County School District with its literacy initiative, and will present the grant tomorrow to school district officials.

Corman secured a $200,000 state grant which will be used by the Mifflin County School District to provide professional development to K-3 and Middle School teachers in the latest scientifically evidenced-based reading research strategies.

Corman will be at the Mifflin County School District Administration building on Wednesday, January 3rd at 12:30 p.m. to present the grant to the administrators.

According to Corman, the school district will put in place the tools necessary to train and coach all teachers on the proper techniques of delivering reading instruction according to the latest reading research. After the training, every teacher will be immersed in an intensive coaching and mentoring model to improve students’ ability to read. The school district expects to: 1) first review and analyze student performance data, 2) change the classroom instructional design to best meet the varied needs of students, and 3) ultimately to assist students to learn skills and show proficiency in reading and writing.

“I am very pleased that I was able to assist the Mifflin County School District with this much needed funding for the project,” Corman said. “This is a program that will achieve results for our area students and give them the tools they need to succeed, and I am proud to play a small role in making this happen.”

Senator Jake Corman, the Senate’s Majority Policy Chairman, represents the 34th Senatorial District, which includes Centre, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry and Union Counties.

CONTACT:
Don Houser
Phone: 717 787-1377
Email: dhouser@pasen.gov