Framing Responsive Literacy Instruction in the National Policy Context

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

On January 20, 2015, the College of Education and Human Development hosted a policy breakfast examining Minnesota’s achievement gap in literacy, why we miss so many kids, and how to structure systems that will better serve them. We explored the factors that contribute to the “literacy opportunity gap” and research-based strategies to close it.

Dr. Alfred Tatum, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, delivered a keynote address focused on advancing the reading, writing, and intellectual development of African American boys in ways that move beyond some of the limitations of policy authorizations. Dr. Tatum’s speech was followed by responses from a local panel.

Panelists included: