This weekly segment ordinarily looks at the top education stories Democrats are watching, providing bite-sized analysis and links to recent articles. But this week’s edition is dedicated to the Right to Read Bill, H.B. 6620, which is the subject of today’s public hearing before the General Assembly’s Education Committee.
Connecticut is facing a literacy crisis that has been exacerbated by the pandemic and that disproportionately impacts students of color. This bill seeks to meet this moment by expanding upon Connecticut's homegrown literacy model, CK3LI, which is grounded in the science of reading and has been proven in decades of research to work for both educators and students. It's extremely consequential legislation, and we're very excited to hear the public testimony on it today.
But don’t take our word for it! Below are just a few excerpts from practitioners and experts who enthusiastically support this legislation.