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The 74 - Giles: Schools in Washington, D.C. Are Facing a Reading Crisis. The District’s New Literacy

Connecticut recently passed legislation to support the adoption of the science of reading by establishing a literacy center to help districts select curricular resources; providing professional development; and coordinating with teacher preparation programs to provide training in the science of reading. These are models that D.C. and other states can follow.
This kind of bold, immediate action cannot be limited to a small selection of states, just as it cannot be limited to a few public school districts within a state. To build just and equitable opportunities for all students, there must be a national movement that demands the right to read for every student across this country.

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