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#AskExcelinEd: Why does reading matter for children?

• Cari Miller


In today’s #AskExcelinEd, we’re sharing a touching new video and some great resources on our comprehensive reading intervention policy. I hope these inspire and equip you to prioritize early literacy for children in your state!

Today’s Readers. Tomorrow’s Leaders.

Hear why these policymakers and education advocates prioritize reading with their families.

About the author

Cari Miller

Cari Miller serves as State Policy Director of Early Literacy for the Foundation for Excellence in Education. A former elementary teacher and reading coach, Cari most recently served as the Deputy Director of Just Read, Florida!, Governor Jeb Bush’s statewide literacy initiative. At Just Read, Florida!, she served in various capacities: Elementary Reading Specialist, Director of Reading First and Director of Elementary Reading. In all of her roles, her sole mission was to improve student reading achievement across the state. Contact Cari at