Cowen, Forte: 5 Steps to Take in response to Failing NAEP Scores

I encourage you take a moment to read this enlightening education article co-authored by a good friend to the FE Coalition, Jim Cowen.

Jim Cowen is executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success. Denise Forte is the senior vice president for partnership and engagement at The Education Trust.

Here are some highlights:

“While our nation’s highest-performing readers are improving, struggling readers continue to struggle. Gaps also persist in reading achievement for students of color, English learners and students with disabilities.”

“Solutions to this literacy crisis will require political courage, creativity and commitment on the part of educators, a deep belief that all children are capable of achievement and an understanding of the science on how youngsters learn to read.”

“It is long past time to ensure that all teachers and principals understand how children learn to read and what kind of instruction will ensure that all kids do, no matter their background.”

To read the article in its entirety, please click here.

Forward and higher in Christ,

Rev. Girien R. Salazar
Executive Director, FE Coalition