About Us

Established in 2002, the Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing (CAR/W) serves CSU faculty and public agencies in their work to ensure the literacy development of Californians.

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The Center promotes the preparation of effective teachers and reading/literacy specialists in the California State University by:

  • Facilitating faculty communication and research
  • Disseminating research and policy information
  • Fostering connections among the CSU literacy faculty, P-12 partners and public education stakeholders
  • Serving as a forum for the interchange of public and academic interests

The Center is committed to ensuring that California's children and adolescents will be capable readers and writers; as such, they will have the greatest chance of becoming successful and productive citizens in today's changing world.

What We Do

Learn about the work we do to further excellence in literacy instruction in California.

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Learn about the many dedicated people who work to ensure all of California's youth become capable readers and writers.​

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