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In 2010, the Minnesota Center for Reading Research partnered with Minnesota Reading Corps and the Target Corporation to develop the PRESS pilot, a three-year initiative to enhance research-based instructional practices in K-3rd grade reading at six Minneapolis schools (public and charter).  After completing the development pilot in 2014, PRESS leaders began offering resources and professional development to schools and districts across the Midwest. Our materials have been put into practice by schools throughout the United States and Canada, and PRESS personnel have directly supported over 3000 educators as they implement the framework.


Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites (PRESS) is a framework that structures literacy achievement in grades K-5 within contexts of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RtI). The primary goal of PRESS is to work with teachers and administrators to establish school-based systems and practices for all K-5 students to become capable readers.

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