Stakes are high for literacy campaigns like READ! by 4th. Non-readers can feel isolated, leading to more trouble.
The campaign is prompting the District to examine whether the right training, curriculum, materials, and supports are in place.
"It's layer on top of layer," says one official in behavioral health. Educators and psychologists agree.
With a nearly million dollar grant, two city schools are adopting a successful model from an acclaimed private school for students with learning disabilities.