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.”