The Institute for Literacy Studies at Lehman College advances urban education reform by strengthening literacy and mathematics teaching and by supporting teachers as key educational decision-makers. We conduct professional development, program evaluation, and research projects in educational settings ranging from schools to colleges and community organizations.
We are pleased to share the first of three videos focusing on Youth Voices, the New York City Writing Project's online platform for developing and publishing student work. This video highlights the pedagogy behind Letters to the Next Mayor, which involved NYCWP teachers and students at different grade levels in a project blending writing, research, and civic engagement.
In the NYC Writing Project's Elementary Leadership Program, 11 elementary school teachers participated in a study group on incorporating inquiry-based literacy learning in their classrooms. Read their publication here.
Find out what's happening with people and programs at the Institute for Literacy Studies! Read the ILS blog on the CUNY Academic Commons.
Read our 2012-2013 annual report here. [PDF]
Last modified: Oct 18, 2013