The latest issue of The Beacon is now available. Read articles on how Mississippi became the only state to demonstrate gains in reading in 2019, the research indicating how implicit bias disproportionately affects Black students with dyslexia, why understanding linguistic differences of children who speak two dialects can ensure all students are being taught in supportive environments, and more.
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Kristen Wynn shares how she led the adoption of professional development systems in her state
The debate about the importance of data in education is nothing new. The answer is not necessarily more data, but rather better data.
With preliminary data on reading emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic suggesting further reading decline, it has never been timelier to harness the opportunity to rebuild and broaden a system of reading education for all children.
Not being able to read proficiently can have a devastating impact on life. Entire futures, including job/financial security and confidence, rest on the ability to read and write.
Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson is on a mission to change the narrative for students with dyslexia, particularly for African American boys.
Including common dialect variants in whole-class lessons is one means to avoid shame associated with AAE and a powerful technique to further the classroom language development.
Families of Black children with dyslexia share a narrative of educators blaming them and their students for academic difficulties when seeking a diagnosis, with the added layer of language rooted in historical and systemic racism.
Since the inception of its partnership with the Promise Project, Windward has taken steps toward advancing equity in education in underresourced populations.