Orton National Scholarships

There is a crisis in reading instruction in the US.

Sixty-six percent of our children do not read adequately by 4th grade. The race to read is won or lost early or not at all. The US ranks poorly in relation to other leading nations in the world.

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The ability to read can reduce crime and poverty.

Four Funding Strategies By Individuals To Empower Individuals

Ninety-five percent of our youngest learners can advance as proficient readers, if we support teacher training in evidence-based, structured reading instruction methods.

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