How are we doing in teaching children how to read and write? Why do so many children struggle? How can we all do a better job? This section offers some background and context about the bigger picture.
Are reading scores improving over time? How big is the "achievement gap" that's associated with students' family income, their race or ethnicity, and their language background? Has there been any progress? Dr. Sean Reardon and Sadie Richardson of Stanford University dug into the numbers and here's what they found.
Reading specialist Margaret Goldberg explains the science of how children learn to read and how we can teach most effectively.
Dr. Julie Washington offers guidance on teaching children who speak African American English at home.
Dr. Elsa Cardenas-Hagan discusses best practices for teaching students who are English learners.
More than 5 million students in grades pre-K-12 in the United States are classified as English learners. That's 10% of our entire student population. Dr. Claude Goldenberg, professor emeritus at Stanford University, offers this perspective on teaching English learners.
We have compiled 11 of the most compelling articles that crystallize some key findings from reading research.
How can we improve reading instruction beyond a single school or a single district? Mississippi is the only state that has made significant progress in its reading scores over the last dozen years. What can we learn from that experience? This 15-minute film shows how the Barksdale Reading Institute and the Mississippi Department of Education teamed up to achieve dramatic improvement in student outcomes statewide.