Why Give to Neuhaus?
Neuhaus Education Center is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to promoting reading success. To meet this challenge we provide research-based professional development to educators, supply information and resources to families and offer direct services to adult learners. Since 1980, Neuhaus has provided scientifically-based reading instruction to more than 83,000 teachers of reading, served approximately 1,000 adult learners and in the past year alone has assisted more than 4,000 parents through our onsite consultants and outreach programs.
An astonishing one-in-three 4th graders is not reading on grade level (National Center on Education Statistics, 2018). This may be due, in part, to the fact that reportedly only 25% of teachers’ preservice preparation programs included a strong focus on reading instruction (Institute of Educational Sciences, 2010). An estimated 15-20% of students have dyslexia, although only about 5% have been formally identified (International Dyslexia Association, 2017). The combination of lack of educator preparation and under-identification of reading disabilities in the classroom has impeded student literacy achievement. The importance of reading instruction cannot be overstated—2 in 3 students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up on welfare or in jail (World Literacy Statistics, 2003).
The structured literacy methodologies in our professional learning courses and coaching have proven to be a solution for all students, including those with reading differences such as dyslexia. Our course offerings cover the full range of critical literacy skills and our services provide hope to families and an opportunity to adult learners. Your support helps turn the page on literacy.