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i3 Grant

Participation in the i3 grant opportunity will be assigned by priority status on a first-come first-served basis. 

United States Department of Education Awards Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant to Reading Recovery

Oakland University is one of 19 university partners who are collaborating with the Ohio State University to scale up Reading Recovery throughout the United States. Under the i3 federal grant, Oakland University will receive $4,011,688 over the course of five years (2010-2015) to provide training for 250 certified teachers in Michigan schools that have first grade classrooms and meet one of three priority categories listed below.

Participation in the i3 grant opportunity will be assigned by priority status on a first-come first-served basis as outlined below. Schools that are interested in participating in the i3 grant opportunity should contact Reading Recovery as soon as possible for participation in the 2013-2014 school year.

Priority 1. Any school that meets at least one of the following four categories:
  • The elementary school is listed on the Michigan Department of Education School Improvement Grant List, or
  • Title I school in restructuring or corrective action, or
  • Rural school in a rural Local Education Agency (LEA). Rural LEA means an LEA that is eligible under the Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program or the Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS), or program authorized under Title VI, Part B of ESEA, or
  • Sizeable population of ESL students. A school is eligible if the percent of students at the school exceeds the state average for ESL/ELL students in a school.
Priority 2. Any school that meets one of the following:
  • Title I school in Program Improvement (Year 1 or 2) or
  • In a district in Program Improvement.
Priority 3. Any public, private, parochial or charter school in Michigan.
School principal sends a letter documenting their school’s need for early intervention services in literacy.

Additional information about the i3 grant is available by selecting the links below:

Reading Recovery Center of Michigan


FAX 248-370-3196



The Reading Recovery Center of Michigan at Oakland University provides trainings in Reading Recovery, Literacy Lessons, and Literacy Support to all elementary schools throughout the state interested in these research-based interventions. For more information, visit the website