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  • A new council aims to improve literacy in city schools

    Dec 13, 2022

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    11.25.2022 | Gothamist | “To me this literacy advisory council is critical because it brings together expertise and diverse points of view [to] sustain support for the initiative going forward,” said Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children New York and a member of the council. “To bring everyone together and get them rowing in the same direction is a massive undertaking.” 

    Despite these significant challenges, Sweet applauds the administration for putting the spotlight on literacy. “I believe it’s extremely important that the NYC Public Schools change the way that they’re teaching reading,” Sweet said. “To do that is going to require a gargantuan effort.” Read article