Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap

Sat, May 10, 2014: 11:00 AM  - 12:00 PM 
IRA Invited Speaker 
Saturday 5/10 11:00AM-12:00PM 
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 
Room: La Nouvelle Ballroom Section C 
Capacity: 1200 
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While the gap between minority and majority students has narrowed over the past three decades (though still too wide) the gap between rich and poor students has actually widened by an amazing 40 percent. At the smae time we have good research that demonstrates that all children, rich and poor, could be reading on grade level by the end of first grade! the gap educators need to worry about is the gap that exists between what research indicates is needed to develop the reading proficiency of all students and what is typically offered in our schools.

Short Title

Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap 


Richard L Allington, University of Tennessee


Literacy Policy and Advocacy