Barbara Cambridge Letter to the Editor: LEARN Act Supported by Education

From Education Week

Comprehensive literacy learning across ages, grades, and subject areas is absolutely necessary for improving student learning outcomes and assuring school success. Because literacy begins at birth, support for development of young children and for early-childhood education is an essential part of a comprehensive approach to literacy. Alignment across grades K-12 and across all subjects offers new scope and depth to literacy learning. Thanks to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray for recognizing through the proposed Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation, or LEARN, Act that early-childhood-education programs, students, teachers, schools, and states all must be supported in emphasizing writing and reading as foundational components of all learning (“Literacy Education: The Foundation for All Learning,” May 11, 2011).

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