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 practices—instruction that emphasizes thoughtful balance rather than faddish extremes".
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 this page.

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 Code—A 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.

Education Week
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 years."

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.

Flyleaf Publishing
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."

Home 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.

International Dyslexia Association
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.

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
To browse or download a copy go to
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, Subject—Reading, Grade— 4, Continue, Jurisdiction—Cross-State, Table Type— Achievement Level

National 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 each year.

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.

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

Reading Genie
"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.


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