Lead for Literacy
The Lead for Literacy initiative is a series of one-page memos for policymakers and early literacy leaders on how to improve young children's literacy, birth to age 9. Using evidence from research, these briefs are designed to help leaders avoid common mistakes and present solutions and strategies for scalability and impact.
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About the Project
Nonie Lesaux, a Harvard education professor and reading expert, leads the research group behind the Lead for Literacy initiative. Dr. Lesaux wrote this series with members of her research team, Julie Russ Harris and Joan G. Kelley. The series was made possible by the PreK-3rd Grade Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and generous funding from the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation.