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Read Washington is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization newly formed by local educators Julie Bedell, Amy Fleisher, and Laura Cooper, and national educational consultant, author, and researcher Dr. Jan Hasbrouck. ReadWA provides professional development opportunities, based on the science of reading, so every student becomes a skilled and confident reader. Working together, we can prevent the unnecessary pain of reading failure.

Read Washington Live Events Postponed

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In response to Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" initiative, Read Washington is postponing all events until further notice. We appreciate your understanding during these ever-changing circumstances.


If you purchased a ticket to Carolyn Denton's The Science of Dyslexia event, you will receive an email soon with an update on ticket options. 

Resources for Science of Reading at Home

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A collection of resources recommended by Read Washington

Parents! Here are some resources for teaching reading during the coronavirus school closure.  The Seattle Times ReadWA Resource List

In the News

Seattle Times: What, exactly, does science say about reading instruction?

Katerine Long, Special to the Seattle Times


For the last 40 years, scientists across a number of disciplines have studied how our brains turn abstract symbols, or letters, into words — in short, how we learn to read. Full Story

Seattle Times: Revamping reading: Join conversation with and for educators about the science of reading 

Katherine Long and Anne Hillman, Seattle Times


How is this “science of reading” type of instruction different from what’s being used in Seattle-area districts? To help answer that question, we’re going to host a weeklong, online forum on The Seattle Times website. We’ll take your questions about how reading is taught, and pose them to some of the Pennsylvania educators who contributed to the Dec. 1 story and to local educators who are trying to make similar changes. Full Story

New group informs educators about the science of reading, teaching methods

Ashley Gross, KNKX


The most recent data from a national assessment show that only 39% of 4th graders in Washington state are proficient at reading. A new group formed by teachers in the Puget Sound region aims to improve that percentage. Full Story

What happened when schools used science to revamp how reading is taught 

Katherine Long, Special to the Seattle Times


Excerpt: “Teachers are hungry” for this information, said Julie Bedell, president of the new nonprofit ReadWA and a second-grade teacher at Seattle’s Coe Elementary, in an email.  Full Story

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Mission Partners

We are excited to announce The Reading League has named Reading Washington as one of their mission partners.