Ready to Learn

The Ready To Learn Initiative Research

Pathways to Literacy Achievement for High Poverty Children

Ready To Learn Initiative Research Summit, 2006
A Ready To Learn initiative, Pathways to Literacy Achievement for High Poverty Children – Ready To Learn Initiative Research Summit, was held at the University of Michigan in September 2006 to bring researchers and producers together in an effort to thoroughly understand scientifically-based reading research and learn how to effectively incorporate these practices into PBS KIDS Ready To Learn initiative content.

The goal of the conference was to highlight effective interventions that address the needs of high poverty children and show significant advances for improving reading instruction. The conference summarized exciting new advances in a) understanding the pathways for improving instruction for high-poverty children; b) detailing instructional features that cut across successful interventions for improving reading achievement; c) describing how these instructional features are evident in effective interventions in different media (television, online, books, multimedia interventions).

Read about the Pathways to Literacy – Ready To Learn initiative Summit.

Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is leading the research on the impact that educational programming has on school readiness skills. New York-based research firm, The Michael Cohen Group and The Education Development Center, an evaluation firm based in Massachusetts, are heavily involved in measuring and articulating what children are learning as a result of the Ready to Learn initiative.