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Reading Reform Across America

Some good news from our new report on reading legislation

-42 states passed laws covering K-3 and beyond, 31 included Pre-K and 37 included charter schools- meaning more students are included than in previous legislation

-Legislation pays attention to the 5 pillars of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension)- not JUST phonics

-Legislation is bipartisan and state-driven: comprehensive reading laws have been enacted from states across the political spectrum

-Pre-service preparation and professional development are a main focus of this legislation

-Evidence-based practices and materials are the focus- with all but four states explicitly articulating this objective

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