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 75,000 teachers of reading, served approximately 1,000 adult learners and in the past year alone has assisted more than 4,300 parents through our onsite consultants and outreach programs.
Now more than ever literacy remains an issue for the Houston community. One in three adult Houstonians is functionally illiterate (National Adult Literacy Survey 2003). Houston was recently ranked 60th out of 75 least literate cities in the United States (Central Connecticut State College, 2010) and Texas ranks 47th out of 50 states in terms of English literacy levels (www.ed.gov
). Added to these statistics is the fact that our demographics are changing (the percentage of English language learners in Texas schools has increased by 42.2 percent in the past ten years) as is our need for a highly literate workforce (http://qurratulain.wordpress.com
Neuhaus has learned that by giving classroom teachers the tools they need to meet the needs of all learners. 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.