Winners of the Lexia LETRS Science of Reading Grant Contest Announced

Each of the 118 grant recipients will be provided no-cost access to Lexia’s award-winning science of reading-based professional learning


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BOSTON (Feb. 21, 2024)Lexia, a Cambium Learning Group brand, has selected the 118 winners of its inaugural Lexia LETRS Science of Reading Grant Contest. Winners comprise K-5 educators in 26 states. Each will receive a grant providing them with no-cost access to the award-winning LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning program.

To enter the grant contest, applicants created short videos (60 seconds or less) explaining how LETRS would help transform their teaching. A panel of judges carefully reviewed each applicant’s entry to select the winners.

“These applications submitted by teachers showed their enthusiasm for science-based reading instruction and a deep desire to learn the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind the way we all learn to read, spell, and achieve reading comprehension,” said Lexia President, Nick Gaehde. “We have every confidence that they’ll use what they learn in LETRS to transform their teaching.”

LETRS professional learning is a two-year literacy-focused course that provides teachers with deep knowledge to be language and literacy experts in the science of reading. Developed by Dr. Louisa Moats and leaders in the field of literacy, LETRS is used by educators in 47 states and teaches the skills needed to master the foundational and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written language.

“LETRS distills decades of evidenced-based research into classroom instruction that drives literacy success for students of all abilities,” continued Gaehde. “We’re excited to be helping 118 more elementary educators gain this much-needed knowledge. When educators gain a deep understanding of the processes and science behind effective reading instruction, everyone wins. We look forward to holding this contest again next year.”

For a list of the contest winners, click here.

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