Educators: Do you feel prepared for NYC’s new reading curriculum mandate?
A sweeping new curriculum mandate is rolling out to hundreds of New York City elementary schools this fall, requiring thousands of teachers to deploy new reading programs.
The mandate has won praise from many literacy experts, as schools have long had freedom to use a wide range of materials — with uneven results. But they note its success hinges on how strong the new materials are and how well they’re implemented.
Education department officials say they have a rigorous training plan and that all teachers using new reading curriculums will receive introductory training by the first day of school, including planning their first lessons. More intensive support and coaching is expected this fall.
Read the full article here: https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2023/9/5/23855494/nyc-reading-curriculum-mandate-teacher-training-literacy
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