The Reading League New York is an affiliate chapter of a 40,000 member national not-for-profit organization, The Reading League. Together we promote knowledge to reimagine the future of literacy education and accelerate the global movement toward reading instruction rooted in science. The Reading League New York is sponsored by The Churchill School and Center, a CTLE provider.
Our mission is to advance the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-aligned reading instruction throughout the state of New York.
Our vision is that every child in our state is able to read proficiently. We recognize literacy as a fundamental right that empowers individuals in a society. Research has yielded proven instructional practices that provide equitable access to the knowledge students need to be competent readers. We believe that all children deserve to learn to read and that all teachers can learn to teach them. To bring our vision to reality, we have developed three core areas of focus.
Education: Providing sound educational resources.
We are committed to ensuring that educators are equipped with the knowledge they need to effectively teach all students how to read.
Collaboration: Developing strong partnerships & connecting stakeholders.
We will work to build a collaborative environment throughout our state among parents, educators, school leaders, pre-service teachers, colleges and universities, mission-aligned partner organizations, and community leaders.
Advocacy: Statewide advocacy that promotes long-term systemic change.
All students deserve to have an education rooted in equity that is built upon access to the tools they need to reach their full potential, including a science-based approach to reading. We acknowledge and will work to eliminate the disparity in access to evidence-based literacy instruction that currently exists in New York.
Together, these core areas will accelerate the global movement toward reading instruction rooted in science here in our state. We know we will truly be successful when reading metrics soar throughout New York.