Connecticut's Successful Reading Plan

April 22, 2016
Rep. Miller at the Reading Plan Forum

This morning I spoke at a forum on Connecticut’s successful reading plan hosted by the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus. This pilot program has shown impressive results in closing the reading achievement gap. The research-based plan has bolstered performance, opportunity, and outcomes for students of color and other children needing reading intervention.

The General Assembly created this plan in 2012, and it showed positive results within its very first year. Now, the program has grown from four schools to 34, and we continue to see progress in the difference it has made for participating children.

I believe this program has the potential to help many more children and to eventually become a standard for reading education in schools across the state. The results of this plan prove that we can move the needle on child literacy. You can find more information on this initiative here.