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California’s Literacy Crisis: Science of Reading Has Taken Decades to Reach Classrooms

California is facing a literacy crisis. According to recent data, nearly 60% of California’s fourth-grade students are not proficient in reading, and this number is even higher for students from low-income families and students of color. This is a serious problem that must be addressed if we want to ensure that all students have the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. For students to become proficient readers, they need to develop strong phonemic awareness (the ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds in words), phonics (the understanding of the relationship between letters and sounds), vocabulary, and… Read More »California’s Literacy Crisis: Science of Reading Has Taken Decades to Reach Classrooms