Literacy Launch: Reading Success from Age 3 through Grade 3

A transformative plan to improve early literacy education in Massachusetts


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Literacy Launch

Secretary Tutwiler Reading to Students

The Executive Office of Education, under the leadership of Secretary of Education Dr. Patrick Tutwiler, and with the coordination of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Early Education and Care, is developing a new initiative called Literacy Launch: Reading Success from Age 3 through Grade 3. The new approach to improving early literacy education in the state will help make sure our schools, educators and students aged 3 through grade 3 have access to the highest quality, evidence-based reading instruction available. 

The initiative will accelerate the timeline for school districts and early education programs to adopt high-quality literacy materials and provide technical support, coaching, and professional development to educators. It will also update approval criteria and accelerate review timelines for teacher education programs to require evidence-based early literacy training. 

The Healey-Driscoll administration is proposing a five-year initiative, starting with a proposed $30 million in funding in the FY25 budget.  

Find current literacy resources for K-12 students, schools, and families here at the Mass Literacy Guide

Find current literacy resources for preK and early education students, providers, and families here.   

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