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Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing (CAR/W)

CAR/W supports the California State University's campuses and other stakeholders to ensure the preparation of highly skilled teachers and literacy specialists for California's students.


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  • What We Do

    Find key publications and presentations developed by CAR/W that illuminate various initiatives around literacy education.

  • Read About CAR/W's Work

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  • Resources for Faculty

    Learn about CAR/W activities that strengthen literacy education in California, from developing curricula that prepare high school students for college to guiding educational policy.

  • Explore Literacy Education Resources

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  • Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum

    This innovative curriculum—born at the CSU— has changed how English teachers prepare high school students for college.

  • Learn More About the ERWC

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  • ELA/ELD Framework

    CAR/W played a significant role in the development of the "English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools."

  • Learn More About the Framework

Quarterly Newsletter

Find current and back issues of our quarterly newsletter to stay up-to-date on literacy-related activities.

Explore the CAR/W Newsletter Archive

About Us

Discover why we do what we do, and meet the dedicated people who move the center forward.

Learn More About CAR/W