You may find these related
sites useful, however, they are not part of The National
Right to Read Foundation's site. We have no control over their
content and availability.
Association for Direct Instruction
The mission of the ADI is to improve education by promoting "instruction
that represents the state-of-the-art in research-based
practicesinstruction that emphasizes thoughtful balance rather than
They publish the Effective School Practices magazine and provide
staff development workshops across the nation.
Baltimore Sun - Reading by 9
This is an extremely effective and valuable series of articles by Mike
Bowler, published by the Baltimore Sun called "Reading by 9". This series
led to publication of the series by the Los Angeles Times also listed on
The Center for Development and Learning is a private, nonprofit organization specializing in "the development and dissemination of leading edge research, knowledge, and best practices that impact educational success." It is a helpful resource for both parents and teachers.
Children of the CodeA PBS Documentary - A series of interviews with individuals engaged in the effort to restore scientifically based reading instructional practices to America's classrooms.
Ed News - The Internet's #1 source for Education
News and information.
Read the latest news about American education in this online
newspaper. On April 29, 1998, Education Week reported: "Since
1990, 101 [phonics] bills have been proposed in more than half
the state houses around the country, 67 of them in the past two
Educational Resources for Busy Parents and Educators
A former teacher, school librarian, principal, and Assistant Superintendent
for Instruction, Elaine McEwan is author of numerous books for parents and
educators. She writes and speaks nationwide to administrators who want to
improve their schools' academic performances.
Resources Information Center)
This massive federally-funded database provides education information
to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents,
and others throughout the United States and the world.
We recommend this new, beautifully illustrated Reading Series for Pre-K through eight years.
Their mission is "to offer quality books for children that support reading skill development,
convey the value of reading as a means of communicating ideas, and foster an enjoyment of books
that will grow into a lifelong love of reading."
School Legal Defense Association
This non-profit advocacy organization defends
- in the courts, U.S. Congress, state legislatures, and the media
- the constitutional right of parents to home school their children.
The Illinois Loop
The Illinois Loop has an extensive page on Reading, that includes a voluminous number of excellent related articles.
This non-profit organization is dedicated to the
study and treatment of dyslexia.
Los Angeles Times Newspaper
This is a series of articles they are
publishing as part of their "Reading by 9" initiative, a crusade to get Los Angeles children
reading in English by the end of third grade. The helpful information provided on this site
has many applications for any community which shares the same goal.
Academy Press Reading Room
The U.S. Department of Education hosted
a conference of all fifty states and invited seven members of
each State Department of Education to discuss the findings of
the "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children"
report, edited by Dr. Catherine E. Snow of Harvard University.
This 1998 report was developed by the National Research Council,
a division of the National Academy of Sciences. You can read
or order the report from this site. Scroll down the list of publications to the 1998 dates and click on the title.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
NAEP, a congressionally mandated project of the National Center for
Education Statistics, the U.S. Department of Education, is the only
nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's
students know and can do in various subject areas. The most recent
assessment was done in 1998.
To order a copy via the Internet go to www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html.
To browse or download a copy go to www.nces.ed.gov/naep.
Also see their new Summary Data Tables - To find the regional and state by state comparisons of the percentages of
students at or above each achievement level click as follows: Year 1998,
SubjectReading, Grade 4, Continue, JurisdictionCross-State, Table
Type Achievement Level
Center for Education Statistics
For the latest education statistics from the United
States and other nations, visit the NCEA site. This federal agency
publishes the "National Assessment of Education Progress
(NAEP)" and "The Condition of Education" reports
No Child Left Behind Web Site provides useful information about the new education law, No Child Left Behind, which was signed by President Bush on January 8, 2002. This law gives states more flexibility on how they spend their education dollars. In return it requires them to set standards for student achievement and to hold students, teachers, and other educators accountable for results. The new law also gives parents new opportunities to make sure their children receive the very best education possible.
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Highlighting Phonics - Every year, thousands of Oklahoma children fall victim to a debilitating condition: illiteracy.
Parents Raising Educational Standards in Schools (PRESS)
This grassroots organization, founded in Wisconsin, consists of parents,
grandparents, teachers, school board members, and citizens concerned with
educational trends in Wisconsin and the Nation. PRESS is committed to
raising academic standards by increasing parental awareness and involvement
in the school reform process. PRESS is a model organization providing a
blue print for parents wishing to facilitate change in their communities.
They may be contacted by snail mail at PO Box 26913, Milwaukee, WI 53226;
e-mail at email@example.com; phone at 414-607-3950; or fax at 414-607-3951.
The Phonics Institute - This store offers free information and books on the use of phonics in teaching reading and phonics programs.
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation - The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., supports research, publications, and action projects of national significance in elementary/secondary education reform. The foundation seeks to advance understanding and acceptance of effective reform strategies that address the need for dramatically higher standards, accountability, educational diversity and choice, and a solid curriculum taught by knowledgeable instructors.
ReadbyGrade3 - Reading and Reading Disabilities
Overview of reading and literacy initiatives by Dr. G. Reid Lyon,
Chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch of the National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development
"I am Dr. Bruce Murray--the Reading Genie--an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University. Actually, there's nothing magic about learning to read when we base our instruction on the science of reading education. We can plan lessons using this public knowledge base to ease children into reading and spelling with the alphabetic code. Soon they will be reading independently with understanding and enjoyment."
Reading Reform Foundation of the United Kingdom
We are pleased to be able to add this new link to our website which will
provide much more valuable information and resources. The Reading Reform
Foundation of the United Kingdom is working toward the same goals there that
The National Right to Read Foundation is supporting in the United States.
U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce
Here you'll find links to other Government Resources such as the Library of
Congress, U.S. Senate, Government Printing Office, and more by clicking on
"Additional Resources" on their Home Page.
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