New Evidence on the Impacts of Reading and Literacy
Panel discussion featuring noted education experts Dr. Harry Patrinos of the World Bank and Dr. Luis Crouch of RTI International. The event was organized by Reading within Reach (REACH). Dr. 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 literacy skills, including productivity and growth benefits to business and the economy. Both emphasized the importance of effective early grade reading education.