Emily Hanford's Reporting


How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers

For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeatedly debunked. And many teachers and parents don't know there's anything wrong with it.

Experts say widely used reading curriculum is failing kids

A first of its kind review finds Lucy Calkins' materials don't align with the science of reading.

Why aren't kids being taught to read?

Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.

You can find all of Emily's education reporting at APMreports.org.

Katherine Long's Reporting

About a dozen Pennsylvania school districts are teaching their youngest students how to read using a new understanding of the way the brain learns to read.

A new bill requires districts to screen children for signs of dyslexia. It will usher in major changes in the way all kids are taught.


The Pam Kastner Collection


The Kastner Collection: Tools, Resources, Research

Check out Dr. Pam Kastner's amazing padlet. She has compiled documents, tools, resources, and research, all aligned with the science of reading.


Dyslexia Awareness with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck

Learn from industry expert and ReadWA board member Dr. Jan Hasbrouck about Dyslexia, including myths vs. facts. Listen to the latest in researched best practices, details on structured literacy, and solutions to support classroom instruction.

Presented by McGraw-Hill PreK-12

June 2019: The Science of Reading Video

The Science of Reading: An Overview

June 2019

Together with The Reading League, Read Washington presented an evening on The Science of Reading with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck. The house was packed with attendees traveling from far and wide to attend Read Washington's inaugural event. Be sure to download the resources!

June 2019:The Science of Reading Handouts

Below are the handouts accompanying ReadWA's June 2019 event, The Science of Reading: An Overview.

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