Texas Embraces the Science of Reading

Reading and brain researchers agree on the science of teaching reading...so does the STATE of TEXAS! Recent highlights:

  • The 2019 teaching standards for Texas public schools (i.e., TEKS) require phonics instruction from kindergarten through 5 grade.

  • Texas requires teachers to know the science of teaching reading for certification.

  • The 86th Texas Legislature passed a transformative education bill this summer: House Bill 3 (HB 3)! The Texas Education Agency will release resources that explain House Bill 3 so that the public at-large can better understand the different components of the law and what guidance they can expect from the agency over the next few weeks and months. Check out the HB 3 in 30 Video Series.

Chelsea Potcher