Literacy: Time to Act
by Mel Riddile
Since 2004, I have been privileged to be one of twelve members of the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy. It has been an honor to serve with the leading literacy experts in the country. On September 15, the Council released a watershed report on adolescent literacy, Time To Act. Time to Act is the capstone report of Carnegie Council for Advancing Adolescent Literacy. Since 2004, under the direction of Council Chairperson Catherine Snow, professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Council has gathered knowledge and ideas from experts nationwide on topics ranging from linguistics to the social science of teaching. Time to Act is released with five corresponding reports, which delve deeper into how to advance literacy and learning for all students, including such topics as the cost of implementing adolescent literacy programs and reading in the disciplines. This body of work provides a wealth of information to school leaders on adolescent literacy. These resources are free to our members and can be accessed by following the enclosed link. In addition to the free downloads, there is a series of podcasts and a video of the complete program.