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Improving literacy skills and reading instruction continue to be one of the most important and urgent issues for schools, and the contentious debate around how best to teach reading remains a big issue in many states.

At the same time, the substantial costs associated with purchasing new curriculum materials, providing teacher professional development, and hiring qualified staff to help students gain literacy and recover from pandemic-era learning loss aren’t going away. While federal COVID relief funding geared toward helping students recover from the pandemic is running out, a number of states are requiring districts to make big, ongoing investments in reading instruction without a corresponding boost in funding.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss different approaches school districts have taken to improve and strengthen efforts to help students with reading and the strategies districts are using to navigate those costs. The webinar will address key questions about how district leaders can balance the importance of revamping literacy instruction with the challenges of funding, staffing, and professional development.

Speakers
Joe Gothard
Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools (Minnesota)
Melissa M. Weber-Mayrer
Chief of Literacy, Ohio Department of Education
Moderator
Mark Lieberman
Staff Writer, Education Week

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