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We Treasure Our Many Partners As We Work Together For Teachers and Students


Partners in Research, Practice, and Policy

Change is never easy. It requires collaborative work in research, practice, and policy with many partners. We treasure our relationships with schools, state departments of education, regional organizations, national organizations, and organizations abroad. Our partnerships with these units have served to advance a common agenda — conducting research to understand the changing nature of literacy while supporting teachers and students with developing the new forms of literacy that define life and learning in online times. Our partnerships have included work with all of the following groups:

ConnecticutA library setting with many students working at laptops.

We have worked with most of the districts in Connecticut including schools in:  
Avon, Berlin, Bethel, Bozrah, Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Canton, Cheshire, Clinton, Colchester, Connecticut Technical High School System, Cornwall, Coventry, Cromwell, Danbury, Darien, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Haven, East Lyme, Eastford, Easton, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Groton, Hamden, Hartford, Hebron, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Litchfield, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montville, New Britain, New Canaan, New London, Newington, Newtown, North Branford, North Haven, North Stonington, Norwalk, Norwich, Plainfield, Plainville, Pomfret, Putnam, Redding, Regional School District 04 (Chester, Deep River, Essex), Regional School District 08 (Andover, Hebron, Marlborough), Regional School District 09 (Easton, Redding), Regional School District 10 (Burlington, Harwinton), Regional School District 11 (Chaplin, Hampton, Scotland), Regional School District 15 (Middlebury, Southbury), Regional School District 17 (Haddam, Killingworth), Regional School District 19 (Ashford, Mansfield, Willington), Ridgefield, Rocky Hill, Salem, Scotland, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford, Stamford, Stonington, Tolland, Torrington, Vernon, Voluntown, Waterbury, Watertown, West Hartford, Weston, Westport, Wethersfield, Willington, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Wolcott, and Woodbridge.


MaineDon Leu standing with other researchers at a conference.

We have worked with many of the districts in Maine including schools in:
Baileyville School Department, Blue Hill School Department, Calais School Department, Charlotte School, East Machias School Department, Falmouth School Department, : , Great Salt Bay Central School District, Lewiston School Department, Medomak Valley High School, Mount Desert School Department, Nobleboro Central School, Orrington School Department, Portland Public Schools, Regional School Unit #01, Regional School Unit #05, Regional School Unit #06, Regional School Unit #09, Regional School Unit #10, Regional School Unit #12, Regional School Unit #13, Regional School Unit #14, Regional School Unit #16 , Regional School Unit #17, Regional School Unit #18, Regional School Unit #20, Regional School Unit #21, Regional School Unit #22, Regional School Unit #29, Regional School Unit #37, Regional School Unit #41, Regional School Unit #49, Regional School Unit #51, Regional School Unit #54, Regional School Unit #57, Regional School Unit #61, Regional School Unit #75, Regional School Unit #83, Regional School Unit #88, Scarborough School Department, South Portland School Department, South Portland School Department , Southern Aroostook CSD District, Westbrook School Department, and the Yarmouth School Department.


National and Regional OrganizationsDon Leu standing with Lisa Kervin at a conference.

American Association of School Librarians
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers
Benchmark School, PA
Bismarck Public Schools, ND
California Reading Association
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Center for Applied Special Technologies
Colorado Council – International Reading Association
Connecticut Association of Reading Research
Connecticut State Reading Association
Diamond State Reading Association, DE
Education Development Center
Educational Testing Service
Guam International Reading Association
Illinois Reading Council
Institute of Educational Sciences
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts Reading Association
Maryland State Reading Association
Massachusetts Secondary School Reform Project
Michigan Reading Association
Montana State Reading Conference
New England Reading Association
New York State Reading Association
Keystone State Reading Association, PA
Kentucky Reading Association
Kalispell School District, MT
National Institute of Statistical Science
New England Region

North Carolina

North Dakota Reading Association
New York

Pearson Education
Pearson Digital
South Carolina State Reading Association
Texas Christian University, College of Education
The National Accessible Reading Assessment Projects
The Pennsylvania State University
Time to Read – AOL Time Warner
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of California, Irvine
University of Guam
University of Minnesota
Utah Council of the International Reading Association
Vanderbilt University
Washington Organization for Reading Development


Organizations AbroadThree researchers at laptops in a library.

Alberta Reading Association
Australian Council for Adult Literacy
Australian Literacy Educators Association
Australian National Training Authority
British Columbia Reading Association
Charles Darwin University, AU
eSeek Project – Finland
European Reading Conference
Finnish Reading Association
Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá , Colombia
Griffith University, AU
International Reading Association
Manitoba Reading Association
National Graduate School in Educational Science (NATED), Norway
Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
PIRLS International Reading Assessment Working Group
PISA International Reading Assessment Working Group
Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Working Group
Reid Kerr College, Scotland
Scottish Parliament
Swedish Council of the International Reading Association
University of British Columbia
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
University of Ottawa, CA
University of Warwick, UK
University of Western Sydney, AU
University of Wollongong, AU