Read Washington is a nonprofit organization established to provided 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.
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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