Texas in Focus: Challenges and Solutions for Advancing Literacy

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Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer for 95 Percent Group, and Pamela Toman, executive director of TX Reads give an overview of how Texas is bringing big changes to literacy and offer best practices that districts across the country can deploy as they plan for the shift to evidence-based, structured literacy instruction.
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Reading Matters: Insights from Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer

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Following a career as a teacher, administrator, and professional with Rowland Reading Foundation, Highlights Education Group, and The Reading League, Laura Stewart joined 95 Percent Group as Chief Academic Officer. She’s on a mission, and it’s an important one. Stewart says that children today are at risk of falling behind in school and life if they don’t learn to read proficiently by the end of third grade. Her goal is to help all children “flourish as literate citizens of the 21st century.”
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