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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

Preregistration is now open for the 2018 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference

Preregister and receive 2017 pricing from now until July 1.  Join us February 17-20 in Columbus, OH for keynotes Mary Fried, Ellin Keene and Pat Cummings.


Partners in Education
RRCNA and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) have established an education partnership, collaborating on projects to increase principals' awareness of early literacy and intervention best practices.

Evidence for ESSA website launches 
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has shined a bright light on research-based programs and heightened interest in using evidence to make better decisions for children. Reading Recovery’s strong evidence of effectiveness is once again recognized in a new website to help education leaders identify programs and practices that meet the ESSA evidence standards.

ReadingRecoveryWorks website graphicTeacher Language Modules for members
New professional development videos explore the power of teacher language and actions. Fostering a Dynamic Mindset, Contingent Teaching, Supporting Independence Through Teacher Language, and Supporting Learners with Intentional Action. Another free resource!

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.

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.

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 guide
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