Executive Director, NYC Public Schools Literacy Collaborative
Jason Borges is a literacy leader and specialist. His journey began in teaching over twenty years ago in alternative schools in
Massachusetts for students with disabilities. He has served in the Special Education Office in the NYC DOE as Senior Director of Intensive
Interventions and Director of Academic Intervention Services in the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning. Jason sees
literacy as a foundation for educational justice. He is committed to continue serving NYC DOE schools as Executive Director of NYC Public
Schools Literacy Collaborative in developing literacy environments where all students learn skills that will help them engage with and adapt
to changing media, contexts, and to use knowledge towards a more just world.
Department of Education leaders will discuss current efforts to improve literacy assessment, core instruction and intervention practices across primary and secondary schools as well as Dyslexia pilots and programs they are seeking to scale over time.