What is the goal?
Through Universal Literacy, schools receive support from a dedicated reading coach, who works with kindergarten through second grade teachers to ensure students are reading on grade level by the end of second grade. The goal of the initiative is to have at least two-thirds of students reading on grade level by the end of second grade in 2022 and 100 percent of all second graders reading at grade level by 2026.
Who have we reached?
Two-hundred-forty-two Universal Literacy reading coaches are supporting all 305 elementary schools, and serve approximately 75,000 kindergarten through second graders across 14 districts, including all districts in the Bronx.
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