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CUNY Reading Corps

Dr. Miles co-founded CUNY Reading Corps, which trains graduate and undergraduate preservice teachers in Reading Ready and Reading Rescue. These university students then serve as tutors for struggling readers in the NYC DOE. In academic year 2021-2022, the program trained 650 CUNY preservice teachers who tutored over 1,200 NYC DOE striving readers from underserved communities. This academic year, 2022-2023, the program aims to train 800 CUNY preservice teachers who will tutor over 2,700 students. Several NYC foundations have supported this work. 





Reading Ready Program


Dr. Miles created a resource for educators and parents/caregivers to support their kindergarten to first-grade child in lifting off into word reading. The materials are available at

Reading Rescue

Dr. Miles serves as the Academic Advisor for Reading Rescue, which is an evidence-based 30-minute intervention for struggling first-grade readers. She oversees the curriculum, professional development, and research of the program. 


Learning Ally

Dr. Miles serves as an Academic Advisor on Learning Ally's development of professional learning modules.

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Dr. Miles serves as an Academic Advisor to Amira, the first artificial intelligence reading software. She supported the program in developing micro-interventions aligned with best practices from the field of Reading Science. She is current working on developing an early reader program for the software as part of an IES Transformation grant. 


Springboard Collaborative

Dr. Miles serves as an Academic Advisor for Springboard Collaborative's revamp of their early literacy scope and sequence.

Linguistic Knowledge Development of Preservice Teachers 
Efficacy of CUNY Reading Corps Program
Use of Verbotonal Movements in PreK
Orthographic Regularity of Words on Word Walls
Orthographic Regularity of High Frequency Words 
Game to Improve Orthographic Mapping of High Frequency Words
Research on Improving Blending Instruction
Improvements in Linguistic Skills of Participants in Reading Rescue PDs
Small Group vs. 1:1 implementation of Reading Ready and Reading Rescue
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