Press Release: Madison Elementary Receives Grant

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2016

CONTACTS: Ryan Rowe, Superintendent, 517-263-0741; Ryan.Rowe@madisonk12.us 
Linda Kaufman, Early Elementary Principal, 517-263-0744; LindaKaufman@madisonk12.us  

 

MADISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES GRANT
Award to Support Literacy Instruction and Intervention

MADISON TWP., ADRIAN, MI – Madison Elementary School is the recipient of a $22,275 Targeted Literacy Instruction and Interventions grant from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). The funds will be used to provide added instructional time to students in grades K-3 who have been identified as needing additional supports and interventions in order to meet the goal of reading at grade level by the end of the third grade.

The Early Literacy Initiative is a core component of supporting the implementation of College- and Career-Ready standards in Michigan. MDE is making a concerted effort to focus on screening students for reading ability, providing intervention methods to educators, engaging parents in early literacy skills, and building capacity to support Districts on the key driver of student achievement – Literacy. 

“This grant will allow us to add a literacy interventionist to our Team Time program and to provide even more personal attention to students with unique educational needs and additional reading support.” ~ Linda Kaufman, Early Elementary Principal

Team Time is Madison Elementary’s structured mentoring tutorial program which provides students in kindergarten through fifth grade additional reading strategy instruction and practice. Students meet in small groups two to four times a week for thirty minutes with classroom teachers and Team Time Leaders. 

About Madison School District Madison School District is located in Madison Township in Adrian, Michigan. The District serves 1575 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Madison School District’s Mission is to “In cooperation with the community; enable each student to develop his or her full potential to be successful in an ever-changing world.”

Significant recent achievements include: For the second year in a row, Bridge Magazine named Madison School District the 18th in the state, placing it among the top school districts across Michigan, June 2013 district-wide accreditation by AdvancED, the most recognized and prestigious school accreditation organization in the world, and US News & World Reports’ recognition of Madison High School as a 2013 Silver Award winner and a 2014 and 2015 Bronze Award Winner. Madison Middle School is recognized as a 2012-13 National Title I Distinguished School, and Madison Elementary and Madison Middle schools are designated as Reward Schools by the Michigan Department of Education.

Additional information about Madison School District can be found at http://madisonk12.us.