We aim to unlock the great reader in every child. Specifically, our program will focus on increasing reading fluency and comprehension for all students, particularly Black, Latino, and Native American students and those experiencing poverty.
At Reading Reimagined, we envision an American education system in which all students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and beliefs necessary to be proficient readers, thus enabling them to advocate for themselves, their families, and their communities as they lead lives of limitless opportunity. Is it possible to eradicate illiteracy as a country? We believe we can do it by unlocking the great reader in every child.
Reading Reimagined will engage in inclusive research and development (R&D) efforts grounded in the lived experiences of the students most impacted by inequity and the adults who support them. We will do this in part by examining how all elements of reading instruction and social development must interact to support students to reach their full potential as readers.
Reading Reimagined will build on the rich base of reading research and focus its inclusive R&D on three core areas that impact student reading, but need ongoing exploration of research-based approaches to instruction. The learning from these efforts will be made widely available and integrated into practical, coordinated tools:
For a detailed explanation of our approach to inclusive R&D and the research base supporting our first efforts, read our concept paper “Reading Reimagined: A New Inclusive Research and Development Initiative”.
Reading Reimagined’s Advisory Council consists of national leaders representing practitioners, researchers, and product experts who share the program’s belief that every student is capable of being a great reader when given access to adequate resources and instruction. The Advisory Council will help build and hold the standard for evidence-based innovation projects and influence Reading Reimagined’s processes, goals, investment decisions, and overall outcomes during the program’s lifecycle.