Lead for Literacy (L4L)

The Lead for Literacy Center, operated by Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development with funding from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, is a partnership among literacy experts, education leaders, university researchers, and technical assistance providers from the University of Oregon and American Institutes for Research.

Their mission is to provide technical assistance to school and district leaders that builds their capacity to facilitate improved teacher implementation of evidence-based literacy practices for educating students with, or at risk for, literacy-related disabilities.

Director(s): Hank Fien, Ph.D., Director, Abby Foley, M.Ed., PMP, Deputy Director

Specialty Area

  • Effective Literacy Instruction
  • Evidence Based Practices & Scaling Up

Primary Audience

  • Administrators
  • School Districts
  • Schools


  • Content Expertise



All States

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