SAReads is designed using research from the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at UT Austin, the Harvard Graduate School of Education and other leading literacy research.

Segregation, Race & Social Inequality

The 30 Million Word Gap by Ashlin Orr, Rice's Suzanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

America's Most Economically Segregated Cities by Richard Florida, Citylab February 23, 2015

San Antonio's School Inequity Rooted in City's History of Segregation by Daniel Kleifgen, The Rivard Report 30 July 2016 

Social Relations Spatially Fixed: Construction and Maintenance of School Districts in San Antonio, Texas by Christine M. Drennon, Geographical Review October 2006

How do we solve stubborn segregation in schools? PBS Newshour January 7, 2016

Are we failing our students? by Dr. Pedro Noguera, TED@NewYork July 5, 2012

State of Texas Children 2016 - Race and Equity in San Antonio by Center for Public Policy Priorities - Kids Count Project

The Changing Face of Houston and America by Stephen Klineberg, Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research February 2015

U.S. Government Accountability Office K-12 Education Report The percentage of K-12 public schools in the United States with students who are poor and are mostly Black or Hispanic is growing and these schools share a number of challenging characteristics. April 2016

Teacher Professional Development

The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About Our Quest for Teacher Development by TNTP August 4, 2015

Teaching the Teachers by The Center for Public Education September 2013

Literacy Research & Resources

Whole-Language High Links: How to Tell When "Scientifically-Based Reading Research" Isn't by Dr. Louisa Moats

Online Teacher Reading Academies (OTRA)

English Learner Institute for Teaching and Excellence: Project ELITE - Teachers' Read-Aloud Routine for Building Vocabulary and Comprehension Skills

The Importance of "Teacher Talk" in Advancing Literacy Rates by Dr. Nonie K. Leseaux, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Lead for Literacy: One-page memos that guide effective intervention policies, practices, solutions and common pitfalls

Turning the Page: Refocusing Massachusetts for Reading Success by Dr. Nonie K. Lesaux

Texas Interagency Literacy Council Report by Texas Workforce Commission November 2012

Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction by National Reading Panel February 2000

Pre-Service Teachers

2014 Teacher Prep Review By National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)

Experiential Learning and Literacy by Dr. Ramona T. Pittman & Dr. Theresa G. Dorel

Reports Prepared for Literacy San Antonio while a signature project of the Junior League of San Antonio, Inc.

Literacy Needs Assessment for Greater San Antonio
Prepared by: Literacy Powerline, 2008

Literacy Services in San Antonio
Prepared by: Literacy Powerline, 2008