Since reading lays a foundation for all future learning, including math and science, many regard plunging test scores as cause for alarm.
Instructional guide would emphasize proven elements of "science of reading" – decoding skills as well as comprehension. But under local control, districts can ignore it.
A new paper aims to find consensus about literacy curriculum for English language learners and other students and early screeners for reading.
An uncle who helped his niece and nephew learn to read is now an early literacy tutor for other kids at his neighborhood school.
Strong parent-teacher partnerships and evidence-based reading strategies are key, panelists said at a roundtable hosted by EdSource.