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What works for struggling readers?
What Works Clearinghouse confirms Reading Recovery's effectiveness in new single-study research review
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What's New at the Council

Reading Recovery visits The White House
Attorney Dante Marshall, one of the first children in the U.S. to receive Reading Recovery lessons participated in a "What Works in Action" panel during the "MBK What Works Showcase".  Tune in at minute 15 to view video footage of this event. 

Nominations sought for Board members
Craig Dougherty, past president and chair of the RRCNA Nominating Committee, invites Council members to nominate individuals to serve on the Board of Directors for terms beginning July 1, 2017. The 28-member board is comprised of elected officers and representatives from all membership categories, as well as members appointed by the president. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 1, 2016. Elections will be held in March 2017. Download and submit a nomination form.

2017 National Conference logoRegister now for the 2017 National Conference
The 2017 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference offers 100-plus sessions. Speakers include Jan Richardson, Peter Johnston, Mike Artell, Lucy Calkins, Kylene Beers, Bob Probst, Sharroky Hollie, Janice Almasi, Mary Fried, C.C. Bates, Betsy Kaye, Adria Klein, Allison Briceno, Nancy Anderson, Jan Miller Burkins, Kim Yaris, and Anthony Muhammad.

ReadingRecoveryWorks website graphicReadingRecoveryWorks.org —
The website for decision makers

This dedicated website features brochures, fact sheets, case studies, administrator and lesson videos, and other important information decision makers need to learn more about how Reading Recovery works.

Literacy Lessons for special populaitonsLiteracy Lessons extends expert teaching to special populations
Literacy LessonsTM is an intervention designed to reach young children (generally Grades 1-4) in special education or ESL settings who are struggling with beginning reading and writing but are not eligible for Reading Recovery.

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Both literacy specialists and classroom teachers will find timely information and practical examples of effective practices in literacy instruction.

Federal funding for comprehensive literacy
As a member of the national Advocates for Literacy coalition, RRCNA supports increasing the federal commitment to improve literacy instruction through evidenced-based practices. Advocates for Literacy is lobbying House and Senate members for a $190 million appropriation in FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations for the LEARN program.

CPRE i3 final report coverFinal report finds i3 Reading Recovery scale-up highly successful
Findings from “one of the most ambitious and well-documented expansions of an instructional program in U.S. history” show the $55 million Investing in Innovation (i3) scale-up of Reading Recovery was “highly successful.” The independent evaluation by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education is “one of the most comprehensive evaluations ever implemented in the field of education.

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Reading Recovery makes a difference

Since 1984, Reading Recovery has changed the futures of children, teachers, and the broader educational community in the U.S. Explore more than three decades of Reading Recovery with a website dedicated to the success stories of students, schools, and educators. Submit your success story

Comprehensive literacy system planning guideComprehensive Literacy Guide graphic
Easy-to-follow guide connects self-assessment tools with the strengths of Reading Recovery-trained educators to build professional learning communities that support high-quality literacy instruction. The goal is to create, initiate, and sustain a comprehensive literacy system that supports the promise of literacy for every child. 

Online toolkits support comprehensive literacy plan
Professional Learning Toolkits help educators learn together while creating a shared vision and goals for literacy learning. Designed for use with the comprehensive literacy guide, the online toolkits include videos, reference guides, journal articles, web links, audio files, and other resources for teaching staff and administrators.


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Reading Recovery: Growth in Action