Framing the notion of screening solely as a means to identify students with dyslexia has had the effect of minimizing a much larger issue.
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Scarborough’s Reading Rope should not be viewed as contraband. Smuggling in the Science of Reading in pieces dilutes the potential outcomes for students and furthers the divide.
Educators hold the paramount responsibility to create a learning environment that broadens our students’ language and worlds. It is vital that all schools address the research and implications of the role of language in the learning process.
Regina Skyer's unique background has positioned her to empower parents in getting an appropriate education for their needs.
Members of the Haskins Global Literacy Hub Leadership team presented recommendations on three areas that would have an immediate effect on improving reading outcomes.
We know there are no such things as late bloomers when it comes to reading development, so there is no time to wait to take action.
In the short time since it was formalized, Windward's partnership with the Haskins Global Literacy Hub has been a very effective tool for broadening the impact of The Windward Institute.
Haskins' researchers shared their latest findings of analyzed data comparing recent EEG testing with the remote testing conducted at the beginning of the PLOW study.
Windward faculty members are working one-on-one with New York City students engaging with the Promise Clinic and who benefit from explicit, structured reading instruction.
Disrupting the educational status quo is an ambitious goal, but we hope you will join The Windward Institute in this meaningful work.
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.