REACH is a literacy initiative for Kindergarten and First Grade designed to bolster reading achievement by engaging parents as at-home learning partners. Developed by three Ohio school districts in partnership with Public MediaConnect/ThinkTV and Wright State University, REACH has two main components:

  • Laptop devices for every Kindergartener and first-grader so learning can continue at home
  • Interactive, self-paced lessons aligned to national standards and best classroom learning practices

The collection of 32 interactive reading lessons is available nationally on demand to all learners through
PBS LearningMedia, the nation's largest digital media library for educators.  An estimated 1,000 students/ year will participate from the Milton-Union Exempted Village Schools,  Piqua City Schools and Franklin Monroe Local Schools districts. REACH is also part of Pubic Media Connect’s American Graduate Initiative.

The REACH initiative is supported by the Ohio Department of Education’s Straight A Fund.