Altru Literacy Project is designed to identify early interventions that can keep kids in school. Beginning with research to create provide a guide and roadmap for the educators as they attempt to fix what is widely accepted as a dysfunctional system that has been made worse by the pandemic. Initial focus is New York City.
54% of adults in the United States have prose literacy below the 6th grade level. The implications are staggering when considering illiteracy’s effects on the American economy, the school-prison pipeline, employment levels, racial equity, and equality.
K12 Education: The pandemic has created an opportunity to reimagine and reinvent the failing US education system. Altru Institute's primary focus is on addressing literacy and leveraging new approaches and technologies.