Connecticut students are facing an education and literacy crisis that has been
exacerbated by the pandemic.
A student's ability to read is:
The foundation of all other learning;
A predictor of dropout rates, poverty, and incarceration; and
A significant pillar of workforce preparedness.
However, nearly half of CT 3rd graders aren't meeting grade-level expectations in reading, and there are also wide disparities by race. We must do better.
The good news is that we already have a solution: a homegrown model, based on the science of reading, that's ready to be scaled statewide.