Strong school leadership can help encourage students to become proficient readers.

At a time when schools are held accountable to the highest level of standards, strong school leadership is critical for success.

Fortunately, researchers have been exploring the school leadership factors that enable schools to successfully provide interventions to struggling readers, even in the face of complicating factors (e.g., a high percentage of the student population qualifying for free and reduced lunch).

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My review of that research and my own research has pinpointed four key factors that prove instrumental in helping struggling students become proficient readers.

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