Children's Literacy: Raising the Bar

Oct 2, 2012
The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.


Event Description

Good jobs in the nation's twenty-first-century economy require advanced literacy skills such as categorizing, evaluating, and drawing conclusions from written texts. The adoption of the Common Core State Standards by nearly all the states, combined with tough literacy assessments that are now under development, will soon reveal that literacy skills of average students fall below international standards and that the gap in literacy skills between students from advantaged and disadvantaged is huge.

A panel of experts gathered at The Brookings Institution discuss the findings of the Future of Chidlren's newly released journal, "Literacy Challenges for the Twenty-First Century." For more information and to listen to the audio of the event, click here.