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The U.S. Department of Education has announced that it has sent more than $3 billion to states to support students served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and school districts all across the nation are receiving this funding. This funding comes as part of the American Rescue Plan which is a large government relief package. A large part of the money will go towards special education programs and will be used in the same way as other IDEA funds supporting school districts to implement evidence-based interventions, high quality education, and services. Expenses can also include services like one-on-one tutoring and research-based curriculum

School districts can use the funds to develop literacy improvement plans to boost reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension achievement for all students and especially those at risk of learning disabilities. Districts all across the nation are using the funding to implement the PRIDE Reading Program to supplement core curriculum to include phonics and phonemic awareness instruction, implement reading intervention programs aligned with the Science of Reading, and ensure that struggling learners can receive the evidence-based intervention critical to academic success. 

Districts are Getting the PRIDE Reading Program with the US Department of Education’s Funding!

PRIDE Reading Program is a structured literacy program designed for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. The unique curriculum PRIDE has developed uses the highly-regarded Orton-Gillingham method of structured, sequential, cumulative, explicit, multisensory, and systematic phonics instruction. The online teaching script PRIDE provides allows for high-quality, effective reading instruction without countless hours of training, research, and lesson planning. 

Want to learn more about Orton-Gillingham and Structured Literacy? Download this FREE Orton-Gillingham Introduction Course:

PRIDE Reading Program has provided in-home tutoring for over 15 years with resounding success and understands how to provide effective one-on-one support. For students with diagnoses including dyslexia, childhood apraxia of speech, and auditory processing disorder, PRIDE Reading Program makes the skills covered in structured literacy curriculum accessible.


Teachers, reading specialists, instructional aides, and tutors in school districts across the country use the PRIDE Reading Program with their students successfully.

PRIDE’s method not only simplifies reading instruction using research-based best practices for struggling readers, but it does so with a flexible curriculum which schools and districts can adapt to their own needs using the US Department of Education funding.

PRIDE’s curriculum is available in identical physical and fully digital formats, so no matter what instruction looks like in the upcoming school year, students throughout the nation can keep improving their literacy skills with the US Department of Education available funding. Both these curriculum options are designed so schools and districts spend as little as possible on training and materials, leaving them with the funds to purchase PRIDE for more students.

For more information on Structured Literacy:

The Science of Reading: What All Teachers Should Know

What is Structured Literacy?

How is Orton-Gillingham Evidence-Based Reading Instruction?


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PRIDE Reading Program Books

Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing, and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at info@pridereadingprogram.com or visit the website at www.pridereadingprogram.com

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