Early Literacy Intervention:
Expanding Expertise and Impact

a Reading Recovery initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education

The goal of this initiative is to focus on developing highly effective teachers and resources for schools for improving the reading and writing abilities of students.
Funding has been provided through an award from the U.S. Department of Education, under award number U215K090094, for the Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) Program. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.


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Leadership for Accelerating Growth and Eliminating the Achievement Gap: The Power of a K-3 Comprehensive Literacy Plan

Nationally recognized experts share insights and ideas in a 2-day Administrators' Institute in Washington, DC

With a focus on the "Four Assurances" that are serving as cornerstones of the USDE efforts to jumpstart meaningful school reform, the Institute topics offer valuable resources for district superintendents and executive staff, principals, and other school administrators.

Videos of four keynote presentations and handouts from all sessions are available at no charge at the links below.

Videos and Presentation Handouts
Common Core Standards for English Language Arts Literacy (focus on K-3)

Victoria Bernhardt
Analyzing and Using Data for Improvement of Literacy Instruction

Richard Elmore
How Schools Develop the Capacity to Deliver High-Quality Instruction and Demonstrate Accountability

John Easton
Schools as Learning Opportunities: Establishing Conditions that Facilitate Effective Literacy Learning
Ellin Nolan
Federal Funding and Legislation Update

Anne Simpson and Linda Dorn
Powerful Professional Development

Panel Presentation
How Reading Recovery Fits into a Comprehensive Literacy Plan

Panel Presentation
Funding Your District's Comprehensive Literacy Plan