Ohio governor wants to retrain teachers on ‘the science of reading’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio education and business leaders gathered with Gov. Mike DeWine at the Athletic Club of Columbus Thursday to talk about the importance of literacy in Ohio schools.

Research shows Ohio students have fallen behind in reading, prompting the Ohio Business Roundtable and Ohio Excels, a non-profit that gives businesses a voice within the state’s education system, to host the “Literacy Matters” event.

“The data is clear: if kids get an opportunity to succeed, having those basics of reading skills are really important for that ability to be a productive person in life,” said Pat Tiberi, the president and CEO of Ohio Business Roundtable and Board Chair of Ohio Excels.

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