NYC wants to change the way students learn to read. Here’s how.

NYC wants to change the way students learn to read. Here’s how.

Mayor Eric Adams has made literacy a priority, promising to overhaul reading instruction in New York City schools.
Educators agree it’s a critical moment. Even before the pandemic, fewer than half of students in grades 3-8 were reading on grade level, according to state tests. Now, interrupted learning has only heightened concerns that students have been knocked off track.

To preview some of the initiatives expected this coming year, Chalkbeat on Aug. 10 convened a group steeped in New York City’s literacy push from various perspectives — a top education department official, an academic expert, a principal, a teacher, and a parent of children with dyslexia.

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