Reading instruction is getting an overhaul in NYC. Here’s how that could affect your school.
Chancellor David Banks is planning the most aggressive overhaul to the way New York City schools teach students to read in nearly 20 years. The changes, announced this week, will require the city’s elementary schools to adopt one of three reading programs over the next two years.
They must also phase out materials from a popular “balanced literacy” curriculum developed by Lucy Calkins, a professor at Teachers College, which has been used by hundreds of elementary schools in recent years. “A big part of the bad guidance was rooted in what has been called balanced literacy,” Banks said this week. “We must give children the basic foundational skills of reading.”
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