Happy Summer 2018!

Happy summer!

Our staff is already busy making exciting updates to the Reading Rescue program, ready to launch at the beginning of the 2018/ 2019 school year!

Before we get too deep into thinking about the future, we wanted to take a step back and celebrate the incredible work that happened in schools this year:

  • 1,253 students received daily, research-based Reading Rescue instruction

  • Reading Rescue students moved an average of 10 intervention reading levels

  • This school year we had 725 active Reading Rescue instructors working with at least one student

  • We trained 238 Universal Literacy coaches in Reading Rescue, both for themselves to tutor one child and so they can disseminate multisensory phonics-based literacy instruction throughout their schools!

It has been an honor to partner 90 public schools, our city and foundation partners, and the entire New York literacy community this year. We look forward to another year of work towards our shared vision: a New York City where all students are reading at grade level by the time they start third grade.

In case you missed it:

  • The city is providing summer meals for all students age 18 and under during summer, from June 27th to August 31st. More info over at the DOE website.
  • Chancellor Carranza published the findings from his listening tour (including a shout out to the instructional expertise that literacy coaches bring to schools).

  • The New York Public Library has shared a summer reading list for New Yorkers of all ages.

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