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School Leader’s View: NYC’s New Chancellor Admitted We’re Teaching Reading All Wrong. Now Is the Time to Get It Right

  • December 23, 2021

Juliana Worrell, Chief Schools Officer K-8, recently contributed to The 74 Million and responded to NYC Public Schools Chancellor David Banks’ recent comments on reading education.

To build a foundation for developing strong readers, Worrell shared three important recommendations:

  • Basing reading instruction on the science
  • Providing teachers support and training
  • Equipping students with complex and culturally responsive texts

According to Worrell, “Schools that can provide these three levers will produce readers who will have a vastly different world ahead of them than those whose schools don’t. Banks gets this. And now hopefully hundreds of thousands of NYC children will, too.”

Read the full op-ed here.