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Windward in the News - New York Could Mandate Dyslexia Screening in Preschools

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Dr. John J. Russell, Executive Director of The Windward Institute, joined a high-profile panel of experts, including Windward alumnae and New York State Assemblymember Robert Carroll '04) to discuss the urgent need to improve the diagnosis and education of dyslexic students in New York. Read more and watch the full forum here.

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Windward Faculty Connecting Research with Practice Using Educational Neuroscience Technique

Teacher training is a hallmark of The Windward School. As a key partner with Haskins Laboratories and the Haskins Global Literacy Hub, The Windward School is expanding upon its professional development offerings for faculty to include more opportunities to learn from experts in the field of educational neuroscience. This past summer, groups of faculty volunteers across all three campuses engaged in a new professional learning experience when they were trained in preparation for the in-school research study, Predicting Literacy Outcomes at The Windward School, a part of the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project.

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Windward Welcomes 936 Students on First Day of School 2019

The 2019-20 school year began on September 9 on a celebratory note as The Windward School welcomed a record-high enrollment of 936 students across its three campuses at Westchester Lower School, Westchester Middle School, and the Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools. 

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The Windward School to Host a Lecture on the Neurobiology of Dyslexia

In the lecture, presented by The Windward School and Windward Teacher Training Institute, Dr. Devin Kearns will discuss why children have dyslexia, how the brains of dyslexic children process information differently, and the impact of intervention on reading achievement and neurobiological processing.

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Dr. John J. Russell Presents on Partnership Between Educators and Researchers at Haskins Literate Brain Conference

At the “Literate Brain Linking Researchers with Practitioners” conference, hosted at Haskins Laboratories from July 21-25, Dr. John J. Russell, Executive Director of The Windward Institute (which officially launches in January 2020) presented on how the partnership between The Windward School and Haskins developed to form the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project. As he explained to the educators attending the conference, the project will entail in-school research, conducted by Haskins scientists and Windward teachers, with the hope that the study will yield greater understanding on which instructional strategies work best for students with language-based learning disabilities, like dyslexia, and why. 

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