Essential National Policies and Reports on LIteracy

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  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

    The quintessential education act created during Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty
  • A Nation at Risk

    The National Commission on Excellence in Education published A Nation at Risk saying that the educational system had lost focus and the United States was struggling to compete in the global economy
  • National Literacy Act

    Developed to enhance the literacy and basic skills of adults and to support adult litearcy programs.
  • Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read

    A national report that assessed the status of research-based knowledge, including the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching children to read
  • No Child Left Behind

    A reauthorization of ESEA which emphasized “scientifically based research” and practices for teaching children
  • Common Core Learning Standards

    Aligns K12 standards in reading, writing and math
  • Race to the Top

    Provides funding for schools to adopt Common Core Standards