A Year in Review
We are always trying to look toward the future, and most importantly what impact we can make for Connecticut students. But for today, let’s take a quick look back at 2021.
Much to come in 2022! Thank you for your help as partners and friends, advocates and leaders. Wishing you and all the amazing students in Connecticut health, happiness, and big dreams.
- The DFER CT Team -
Legislation to Overhaul
Our affiliate, Education Reform Now CT, developed and led a diverse coalition called Right to Read CT that passed landmark legislation to overhaul how the state addresses early literacy instruction. Right to Read CT built a broad network of support for this legislation and met with allies, school district leaders, advocates, and state officials across Connecticut and nationally.
The legislation was ultimately incorporated into the state's budget implementer bill. It establishes a Center for Literacy at the State Department of Education to oversee all of the state's reading instruction and monitor implementation.
The law also requires all districts to update their early literacy curricula in grades K-3 from a list aligned to the Science of Reading, which will be approved by the Center.
As the Hartford Courant noted after the close of the legislative session, the passage of the Right to Read legislation will touch every K-3 literacy classroom in Connecticut, and hundreds of thousands of students when implemented.
Click right for more coverage of this effort.
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