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 Oakland University’s Reading Recovery Center

"Receives $4 million federal grant to scale up Reading Recovery in Michigan

For information on this grant and how schools may participate, please see the "i3 Grant" section of the site which is located on the navigation bar to the left.

For Information on Implementing Reading Recovery: See i3 Grant FAQ

2012-2013 Executive Summary

3 Federal Grant for Reading Recovery
2014-15 is the LAST year to take advantage of FREE Reading Recovery teacher training.

All Michigan schools are eligible for this Grant Opportunity!
This i3 grant is available to all schools in Michigan, but does have a priority list, should the limited number of spots in the training classes begin to fill.

Priority 1 Schools
  • Schools with a large proportion of English language learner (ELL) students
  • Schools located in rural areas
  • Schools ranked in the bottom 5% of schools statewide
Priority 2 Schools
  • Schools identified for Title 1 corrective action or restructuring
  • Schools or school districts in program improvement
Priority 3 schools
  • Any other school (public, private, parochial or charter)

If you would like more information about this grant, email or call us at:
Reading Recovery Center of Michigan
(248) 370-3057

What is Reading Recovery?

"The goal of Reading Recovery is to dramatically reduce the number of learners who have extreme difficulty with literacy learning and the cost of these learners to education systems."  -Marie Clay, founder, Reading Recovery  

Reading Recovery Success

The goal of Reading Recovery is to reduce the number of first-graders struggling to read and write. Reading Recovery achieves this result by focusing on Four Key Areas:

    1. Powerful Literacy Intervention for Children
    2. Training and Professional Development for Educators
    3. Long-Range Plan for School-wide Implementation
    4. Empirical Support for Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery Center of Michigan at Oakland University 

Oakland University is one of only 20 universities in the United States to serve as a Reading Recovery university training center. Oakland University Reading Recovery faculty train and professionally develop Reading Recovery teacher leaders who affiliate with the center at Oakland University.

These Reading Recovery teacher leaders then train and professionally develop Reading Recovery teachers at one of 13 regional Reading Recovery training sites throughout Michigan. Since its establishment in 1991, Reading Recovery in Michigan has served almost 96,940 of the state’s first graders and has trained over 1,160 teachers.

Each year, these Michigan Reading Recovery professionals provide individualized lessons to 8-12 children and also serve 35-40 additional children in their other instructional roles as classroom, special education, Title One reading, ESL, and bilingual teachers, and staff developers. For details, see
 Reading  Recovery Executive Summaries.

02/20/14 - Teachers get help to boost kids' reading
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08/30/13 - Newly released report of Reading Recovery’s “large positive effects” Read more…
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03/25/13 - Reading Recovery rated "Proven" by Promising Practices Network
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03/11/13 - Director Dr. Mary Lose Presented at the 2013 Michigan Reading Association Conference
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12/07/12 - OU Reading Recovery Faculty and Teacher Leaders Build Skills for Helping Kids
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11/08/12 - 2011-2012 Reading Recovery in MI OU Executive Summary
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10/15/12 - Investing in Innovation (i3) Fact Sheet 2012
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10/15/12 - Early Evaluation Results Show Positive Impact of Reading Recovery Scale-Up
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01/06/12 - Staffing Reading Recovery in Difficult Economic Times
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12/04/11 - RRCM 20th Annual Institute
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11/06/11 - 2010-2011 Reading Recovery in MI OU Executive Summary
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10/17/11 - National Center on Response to Intervention Gives Observation Survey Highest Possible Ratings
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09/23/11 - National campaign recognizes Reading Recovery as “bright spot” in quality teaching
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06/08/11 - LEARN Act Supported by Education Groups
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04/15/11 - Teacher Leader Scholarships
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02/28/11 - Reading Recovery and Common Core State Standards
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10/05/10 - Oakland University’s Reading Recovery Center to receive $4 million federal grant
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08/05/10 - Reading Recovery receives high research ratings from the National Center for Response to Intervention
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05/26/10 - New report demonstrates Reading Recovery’s close fit with eight crucial features of RtI
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04/29/10 - Achieving Literacy Success for Students K-12: Institute for Administrators and School Teams
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