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The Highlight Reel

A selection of research, reports, and results that illustrate the reading crisis and what works to address it.

Key findings from the 2000 National Reading Panel, that was charged by Congress with determining the best methods to teach reading based on evidence and research

Summary of evidence and impact of practices, from leading community advocate (and former Oakland principal) Kareem Weaver. Long, but worth watching

Summary of evidence from Louisa Moats, one of the nation's leading authories on literacy

How Do Kids Learn to Read? What the Science Says

Good (long) summary of reading research from EdWeek, one of the nation's leading education news organizations

Scaling Literacy Through Reading Science

From Brian Kingsley, the CAO of one of the nation's hgher performing large urban districts, a thoughtful review of the history of reading instruction and how to improve it

The Perfect Storm: Mississippi’s Momentum for Improving Reading Achievement

Description of Mississippi's program and results from one of the leaders of their implementation efforts

Bonita Unified School District

One of California's leading districts for student achievement in teaching reading

Why aren't kids being taught to read?

The 2018 media report that started a national movement of questioning how students are taught to read. "Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail."

Many kids struggle with reading – and children of color are far less likely to get the help they need

From 2020: "A false assumption about what it takes to be a skilled reader has created deep inequalities among U.S. children, putting many on a difficult path in life."

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