Literacy Blog Series

The Institute is renewing its commitment to literacy and expanding its focus to include:

(1) effective reading strategies beyond early childhood to bring attention to the need to support older learners in their reading success;
(2) a systemic/organizational approach to reading instruction, and
(3)perspectives, especially established or emerging science that is culturally specific and focuses on multicultural and multilingual assets that students and families bring to literacy learning.

As part of this new initiative, our Literacy Blog Series focuses on literacy instruction from pre-k through adulthood:


Literacy Legislation in Education: Align Policy with Practice
Jeanne Jeup | Oct. 11, 2023

Reading Reform on the Ground: How SoR Policy is Showing Up in Schools
Callie Lowenstein | Sept. 8, 2023

Open Decades of Dedication to the Science of Reading
Mary Cathryn Ricker and Ruth Wattenberg | Aug. 24, 2023

Why Does Knowledge Matter?
Esther Quintero | Aug. 15, 2023

Demystifying the Science of Reading
Esther Quintero | June 13, 2023

Country, Family, Schoolmates, and Gender Affect Reading Test Scores
Ming Ming Chiu | Feb. 16, 2023

Infrastructure Matters
Rachael Gabriel and Sarah L. Woulfin | Feb. 8, 2023


Whose Knowledge Matters in Literacy Instruction?
Courtney Hattan | Nov. 16, 2022

Painting a Portrait of Professional Learning for the Science of Reading
Sarah L. Woulfin and Rachael Gabriel | Sept. 14, 2022

Tennessee Trains Thousands of Secondary Teachers in Reading Science
Barbara R. Davidson | Aug. 31, 2022

What the Science of Reading Misses
Esther Quintero | Aug. 24, 2022

The Gap Between Policy and Practice: Where Textbooks Fail Teachers
William Schmidt | July 25, 2022

Effects of COVID-19 on Students’ Academic Achievement, Behavior, and Social-Emotional Well-Being
Alvin Larson | June 23, 2022

It Takes a Community to Raise a Reader
Kayla Reist | April 21, 2022

Massachusetts: A Systems Approach To Improving Reading
Heather Peske | March 28, 2022

Reading Opens the World
Evelyn DeJesus | March 10, 2022

A Recipe for Successful Literacy Instruction
Kayla Reist | February 23, 2022

Early Reading: Teacher Preparation
Burnie Bond | Jan. 25, 2022

The Story on State Literacy Initiatives
Kayla Reist | Jan. 20, 2022

Constructing And Animating The Infrastructure For Reading Instruction
Sarah L. Woulfin and Rachael Gabriel | Jan. 13, 2022


What Teachers Want from PD
Kayla Reist | November 15, 2021

Early Reading: Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention
Burnie Bond | October 27, 2021

What Teachers Say About Literacy
Kayla Reist | October 22, 2021

The Science of Reading Reporting: What’s in It for Parents of Young Children?
Esther Quintero | October 14, 2021

What Literacy Can Do
Burnie Bond | October 7, 2021

Renewing Our Commitment to Reading
Mary Cathryn Ricker | October 4, 2021