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Five leadership practices that drive success in K–2 literacy

Third grade: it’s known to be the make-or-break moment for reading. Students who are not proficient in reading before entering fourth grade are much more likely than their peers to struggle in school, and much more likely to drop out. That’s because fourth graders, ideally, are no longer learning to read—they’re “reading to learn.”

By Krista Curran

So in order to make sure all students can learn everything they need to learn in their school years, it is imperative that we provide K–2 students with the firmest possible foundation in literacy.

It is imperative—and it is within reach. We wrote a white paper that explores how a diverse set of schools, including high-need schools, have achieved measurable, notable success in K–2 literacy.


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