Iowa is making a renewed commitment to promote early literacy results across the state. This issue has generated much support and interest from a cross-section of education stakeholders, including the Governor’s office, the Legislature, the Iowa Department of Education, community groups and businesses, higher education, Area Education Agencies (AEAs) and schools.
Over the next few years, stakeholders from across the system will work together to support implementation of the most effective early literacy practices in all Iowa schools. To this end, the Department, AEAs, and schools have formed a collaborative to support and scale up the implementation of evidence-based early literacy practices across the state. As part of this collaboration, high-quality tools, resources, and supports will be identified and made available to Iowa schools and teachers.
Read the entire letter from David Tilly, Deputy Director of the Iowa Department of Education here.