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ERN CT Advisory: Right to Read CT Coalition Hosts Fourth Virtual Forum

Experts and Legislators Discuss How the Science of Reading Support Students with Dyslexia


What: Thursday, March 25, Education Reform Now CT—in partnership with the Right to Read CT coalition—will participate in a virtual forum called, “A Literacy Model to Support Students with Dyslexia.” Hosted by our partner, the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity (CWCSEO), the forum is the fourth in a series about a statewide literacy initiative to improve outcomes and learning for students and teachers. Previous segments of the series have explored why literacy is a matter of equity, CT's homegrown solution to the state's literacy crisis, and the need for a state-led response. In Part 4, experts in literacy and dyslexia will join Senators Patricia Billie Miller and Cathy Osten to discuss how the state can better support struggling readers.

This series of forums dovetails with a legislative effort to better prepare Connecticut educators and students, based on the science of reading. The proposed legislation before the General Assembly would systematize a statewide response to literacy, building off of the state’s homegrown solution.

Who:

  • Moderator: Steven Hernández, Executive Director for the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity

  • Amy Geary, CT State Task Force on Dyslexia

  • Suzanne Lang, Southport School CoLab

  • Hon. Patricia Billie Miller, State Senator

  • Hon. Cathy Osten, State Senator

When and Where: Thursday, March 25 at 5 pm | This event will be broadcast live via Facebook. Members of the press should register using the Zoom link for questions following the formal agenda at 6:00pm.

Contact: Nicki Golos | Nicki@edreformnow.org

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About the Right to Read CT Coalition: Connecticut students are facing unprecedented academic challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, and inequity is on the rise for students most in need. However, all students have a right to read, and there’s a right way to teach them. The Right to Read CT coalition has been established to raise awareness and build support for this critical agenda. To learn more about this work and our partners please visit the website, https://www.righttoreadct.org.

About Education Reform Now CT: The state chapter of a national organization, Education Reform Now CT is a 501(c)(3) that operates as a think tank and policy advocate, promoting great educational opportunities and achievement for all by increasing equity, protecting civil rights, and strengthening the social safety net.