• L.I.T. (Lee, inspírate, transfórmate)

    It's L.I.T. (Literacy Is Transforming)

    Building literacy skills is crucial in helping ensure lifelong success for every student. Dallas ISD is taking a future-focused comprehensive approach to ensure students have the foundational skills they need.

  • Innovative Strategies

    Dallas ISD is using the following strategies as part of a comprehensive effort to get students reading and writing at grade level.

    Project R.E.A.D

    Dallas ISD is in the initial stages of an exciting initiative that will invest quite heavily in our libraries over the coming months and years. As part of a partnership with Apple, this library redesign initiative, titled Project R.E.A.D., will see libraries evolved into exciting learning laboratories for students to engage in research, exploration, application, and design. While these evolved library spaces will serve as a hub for experiential learning, they will remain firmly grounded in the core mission to spark academic curiosity through cultivating a love of reading.

    Learn more about Project R.E.A.D.

    Reading Academies

    Dallas ISD is optimizing the implementation of the Texas Reading Academies, a state legislative requirement, to drive long-term growth and target closing the achievement gap for its Black and Latino students. The Reading Academies equip teachers and administrators with the evidence-based methods that best support the science of teaching reading. By developing skilled and effective educators, we ensure students have access to high-quality reading and writing instruction, thereby positively impacting student literacy achievement.

    Learn more about Reading Academies

    Summer Breeze

    The district’s summer school programming, Summer Breeze, has been redesigned with a strong focus on literacy instruction. Through Novel Engineering, students are reading a book where they will work with peers to create a solution for the problem the character is experiencing in the book. This interdisciplinary approach to instruction starts with an interesting and relevant book and centers reading as the base for all Science, Social Studies, and Math learning.

    Click here to learn more about Summer Breeze

    Disciplinary literacy

    Dallas ISD will build in foundational and critical reading and writing skills across all content areas, including math and science. This will teach students how to read, write, think and discuss in ways that are particularly to those different content areas.

  • Mitigating learning loss district wide

    In addition to these targeted ways to boost student literacy skills, Dallas ISD is committed to investing up to $100 million over two years to mitigate learning loss in all subject areas.

    This investment include:

  • Pandemic Support Making strategic adjustments to give teachers more time back for planning and instruction in 2020–2021
  • Extended School Year Creating more time to learn for students at select schools.
  • High-Quality Instruction Ensure there is high-quality teaching and learning across the district that responds to the unique circumstanced caused by the pandemic.
  • Resources and Support Providing targeted additional resources and support to campuses and students.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the STAAR data show about learning loss for reading?

  • Is Dallas ISD getting rid of librarians across the district?

  • Is Dallas ISD getting rid of its books and library resources?

  • What other literary resources is the district providing to students?