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Thousands of Items Created and Donated for Local Charities During The Windward School’s Windward Parents Association CommUNITY Service Day

The Windward Parents Association held their second annual CommUNITY Service Day in Manhattan and White Plains, and with the help of students and family members, created and donated thousands of items to area charities. Read more about it and view photos here.

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The Windward Institute Launches with Mission to Increase Childhood Literacy 

A division of The Windward School, The Windward Institute builds leading-edge education-research partnerships, offers professional development based on the latest research, and advocates for the rights of dyslexic students.

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12 Members of Windward Community Attend 2019 NAIS PoCC

This year, Windward was proud to send 12 members of the community to attend the NAIS -- National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference (PoCC) in Seattle, including members of the diversity office, teachers and staff members from each campus, and administrators.

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Fall Community Lecture Recording Available Online

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, 500 in-person and 500 live-stream attendees joined the Windward community for the Fall 2019 Community Lecture, "Why Some Children Struggle to Read: The Neurobiology of Dyslexia and Other Reasons Children Struggle,” presented by Devin Kearns, PhD.

The recording of the lecture is now available online below or at www.thewindwardschool.org/lecture

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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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