Press Release: February 12, 2018
Brattle and RTI Develop Liberia’s New Early Grades Reading Program
Dallas, Texas—Brattle Publishing Group has been chosen by Research Triangle International (RTI) as a collaborative partner to develop the early grades reading program, READ Liberia.
Developed under the auspices of USAID, the program will be a comprehensive curriculum for Grades K–2. It will build upon earlier USAID efforts executed by RTI and Brattle to increase literacy in Liberia. Working closely with Liberian and American literacy and cultural experts, including Dr. Shirley Dickson, formerly of the University of Oregon and Texas Education Association, RTI and Brattle’s comprehensive curriculum will include daily instruction, student reading and activity books, and a full assessment system. This program will extend the research-based instructional strategies introduced in earlier literacy programs developed for the West African nation.
“We are thrilled to be working with RTI, the Liberian Ministry of Education, and all of the dedicated experts involved in this effort. This is the fourth program we’ve developed for the teachers and students of Liberia, and we are always excited to participate in this mission,” said a spokesperson for Brattle Publishing.
Brattle will deliver the program for use by Liberia’s teachers and students in fall 2018. Its staff will work closely with RTI to monitor student progress during the year.
About Brattle Publishing Group
Brattle Publishing Group (BPG) is a provider of innovative educational and entertainment products and services. Led by experts with decades of experience in education and literacy, BPG creates products that encourage enthusiastic learning.
BPG publishes children's books by award-winning authors and illustrators. The company also creates educational programs, designed to motivate preK–12 students through inspired learning, and provides professional development for preK–12 educators.