Presentation materials are now available from the panel discussion hosted by Reading within Reach (REACH) on behalf of the Global Reading Network on October 13. Approximately 60 attended the event, which featured noted education experts Harry Patrinos of the World Bank and Luis Crouch of RTI International. The program focused on “New Evidence on the Impacts of Reading & Literacy: A Discussion with the Members of the Global Reading Network Community of Practice.” Jean-Marc Bernard of the Global Partnership for Education moderated.
Both panelists examined the evidence on public and private returns to increasing and sustaining investments in reading/literacy skills, including productivity and growth benefits to business and the economy. Both emphasized the importance of effective early grade reading education. To access presentation materials from the event, click here.