In Bid to Boost Colorado Reading Scores, Small Program Shows Promise Where Larger Efforts Failed

Chalkbeat Colorado | Ann Schimke

Educators at some grant schools say the Early Literacy Grant program was transformational, creating a cohesive system for teaching all students how to read and helping those who struggle.”

The Early Literacy Grant program’s goal was to better support struggling readers across Colorado. By the end of the program, grant schools saw a drastic improvement in the rates of struggling K-3 readers when compared to the state average. However, many educators worry the pandemic has erased much of that progress.

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