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.
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.
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
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
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
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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