Tennessee has led the nation in academic gains for students over the past decade, and most recently in the K-12 crisis response to COVID-19.
Tennessee is now uniquely positioned to tackle the literacy crisis and can do so from all sides. To help support literacy development in Tennessee, the state will leverage approximately $60 million of one-time federal COVID-19 relief funding and $40 million in federal grant funding to immediately launch Reading 360 and invest in optional reading resources and supports at no cost to the state or districts.
Reading 360 will provide optional grants and resources to help more Tennessee students develop strong phonics-based reading skills by supporting districts, teachers, and families.
Throughout Tennessee and across the country, national experts, directors of schools, elected officials, and various stakeholders are encouraged by this bold approach to support literacy in Tennessee.
If you want to stay involved, follow along on social media using the hashtag #Reading360.
Reading 360 Resources:
- Reading 360 Newsletter Sign Up
- Reading 360 1-pager
- Reading 360 PowerPoint
- At-Home Decodable Book Series
- Press Releases:
- Reading 360 Launch Press Release (1.4.21)
- TDOE Opens District Applications for Pre-K–12 Literacy Implementation Networks (2.3.21)
- TDOE Announces 48 Districts Selected for Pre-K–12 Literacy Implementation Networks (3.8.21)
- TDOE Announces Stipends for More Tennessee Teachers for Summer Early Reading Training (4.22.21)
- Decodables Launch Press Release (5.12.21)