NEA will use existing resources to:

  1. Share existing research and finding about struggling readers (students unable to learn to read at an age appropriate rate given appropriate instruction, students considered to be showing pre-dyslexic tendencies, and/or students identified as having dyslexia), their experiences, and the effects of struggling to read on their lives;
  2. Promote the use of culturally responsive universal screening and early reading intervention in states not currently doing so;
  3. Promote instructional practices that include existing evidence-based, multi-sensory, explicit, and systematic phonics instruction, in the general education classroom, for early struggling readers.

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the published 2018-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $12,500.