Early Reading Matters Application

Participation in Early Reading Matters is appropriate for schools where early literacy instruction, collaborative inquiry and distributed leadership are top priorities.  A three-year program, the long-term goals of Early Reading Matters are to:

  • Increase the percentage of K-2 students attending targeted NYC public schools who have acquired the reading skills necessary for success in later grades 
  • Increase the number of targeted NYC schools with teachers who provide research-based reading instruction to meet the needs of a wide array of young readers 
  • Build capacity in each school for continuing this work by supporting school leaders and preparing school-based teacher leaders to guide their teams in continuous improvement.

Read about Early Reading Matters in the Wall Street Journal.