Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high schools for 32 years and is now the associate director of the California Reading & Literature Project at the University of California, Los Angeles. She served as president of the National Council of Teachers of English and as chair of the College Board’s English Academic Advisory Committee.

She has published several books with Heinemann including With Rigor for All: Meeting Standards for Reading Literature and Cohesive Writing: Why Concept Is Not Enough. The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis will be released fall 2018.

In 2015, Carol was awarded the International Literacy Association’s Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award and in 2016 the NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership’s Exemplary Leadership Award. She has been named by the U.S. Department of Education to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board.

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high schools for 32 years and is now the associate director of the California Reading & Literature Project at the University of California, Los Angeles. She served as president of the National Council of Teachers of English and as chair of the College Board’s English Academic Advisory Committee.

She has published several books with Heinemann including With Rigor for All: Meeting Standards for Reading Literature and Cohesive Writing: Why Concept Is Not Enough. The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis will be released fall 2018.

In 2015, Carol was awarded the International Literacy Association’s Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award and in 2016 the NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership’s Exemplary Leadership Award. She has been named by the U.S. Department of Education to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board.

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Helping Children Read the World: Stories From History
Author and teacher Carol Jago suggests books for your classroom library that situate social-emotional issues within real-world settings, both past and present.
Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA
July 26, 2019
Why and How Reading Is in Crisis
Instead of providing a map of the skills required for literacy, standards have themselves become the goal.
Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA
July 17, 2018
The Bad Habits of Good Readers
Carol Jago, HMH author and program consultant, makes the case for the seemingly bad habits avid readers possess. 
Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA
November 30, 2017