National PTA President Otha Thornton discusses why his organization supports the Common Core, dispelling myths and sharing resources to help parents learn more and support successful implementation of the standards.
Every Child Reading: An Action Plan (1998)
The Action Plan details the Alliance’s agreement on the most effective ways to teach children how to read. The report outlines eight steps to improve reading instruction and increase the reading proficiency of all children.
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Every Child Reading: A Professional Development Guide (2000)
This guide builds on Every Child Reading: An Action Plan and provides strategies to help teachers improve their skills as reading instructors. The guide assists elementary school professional development planners in designing viable professional development programs. It puts forward guidelines for the content, context, and methodology of professional development in reading instruction, based on the best available research.
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A VISION FOR GREAT SCHOOLS
On this website, educators, parents and policymakers from coast to coast are sharing what's already working in public schools--and sparking a national conversation about how to make it work for children in every school. Join the conversation!