In the last decade, North Carolina has made significant efforts to support student literacy growth. Despite these efforts, student reading scores continue to demand our collective attention and innovation. The “Meeting the Moment: Strategic Recommendations for Literacy & Equity in North Carolina” policy brief extends the work of the 2022 NC PreK-12 Literacy & Equity Summit. It draws from a statewide educator questionnaire and focus group data to put forward six recommendations to strengthen the Literacy Learning Ecosystem across North Carolina.
In this webinar, the authors will share highlights from the policy brief followed by a response to the strategic recommendations by discussant Dr. Deanna Townsend-Smith, senior director of the Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity at the Public School Forum of North Carolina. The authors and Dr. Townsend-Smith will then invite questions from audience members who teach, advocate for and champion lifelong, competent readers in North Carolina.