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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

Senate passes ESEA legislation
Just a week after the Senate began deliberations on the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), S. 1177 was passed on July 16. The bill would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The bill allows state education agencies to target funding to schools whose literacy needs are high while allowing local education agencies to decide on the best interventions for students who are economically disadvantaged, have disabilities, and/or are English learners.

Research journal publishes Year One i3 scale-up results
An independent study, "Year One Results From the Multisite Randomized Evaluation of the i3 Scale-Up of Reading Recovery," is now available in the June 2015 issue of the American Educational Research Journal. Read more about the i3 scale up.

Expansion grants will help train new teachers
RRCNA associate member companies will make funding available to help train 45 new Reading Recovery teachers. Grants provided by Pioneer Valley Books, Kaeden Books, and SongLake Books will help expand implementation in districts overseen by the university training centers.

30th Anniversary website showcases Reading Recovery success
Visit our new Celebrating Literacy Success website that features 30 years of

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.

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. Learn more in the Featured Video below.

Reading Recovery Family Forum

Our newest resource lets families share their stories and experiences with other families, school decision makers, and elected officials.

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ReadingRecoveryWorks.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 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.

Learn with free effective practices resourcesalt

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


Featured Video

Promising Literacy for Every Child: Reading Recovery and a Comprehensive Literacy System

Learn how this new planning guide can help you develop a plan to strengthen and support teacher expertise and increase student achievement. Read more about the guide and comprehensive literacy plans.