Educators are instrumental in promoting reading proficiency in the early grades and following are some ideas to maximize their work.
Create welcoming environments where parents see staff that look like them and speak their language.
Provide increased professional development opportunities for educators on how to teach reading, raising the quality of instruction for all children.
Use data-driven practices to differentiate instruction so that all children learn to read.
Use attendance data to identify children who are at risk of being chronically absent and develop proactive strategies for keeping them in school.
Partner and pool resources with nonprofits to provide summer learning programs.