Texas Tipping Point
Literacy education is changing in Texas.
Educators are “inventors of the future.”
Prepare to be inspired.
Dr. Tracy White Weeden, President & CEO of Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, TX, recently joined Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer at 95 Percent Group, to discuss advancing literacy and academic excellence for children and adults.
Learn why Dr. Weedon views Texas as a “tipping point” for advancing literacy and why she says educators are the “inventors of the future.”
You will also hear Dr. Weeden’s answers to audience questions and her recommended resources.
Other success stories
School districts around the country are using explicit, sequential, cumulative phonics instruction to create an equitable future for today’s young students. Enjoy and share these additional accounts.
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Science of Reading Insights
After two decades of thought leadership in the science of reading and of working with educators to unlock the power of literacy for every child, here is what we’ve learned and how we believe literacy should move forward.
Reading Matters: Insights from Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer
Following a career as a teacher, administrator, and professional with Rowland Reading Foundation, Highlights Education Group, and The Reading League, Laura Stewart joined 95 Percent Group as Chief Academic Officer. She’s on a mission, and it’s an important one. Stewart says that children today risk falling behind in school and life if they don’t learn to read proficiently by the end of third grade. Laura aims to help all children “flourish as literate citizens of the 21st century.” Read on as she shares her unique insights on building teacher knowledge to improve student outcomes.
Get Students Reading at Grade Level
When it comes to literacy instruction, using an evidence-based curriculum and best practices matter. A few years ago, we often heard from educators that they were adapting 95 Percent Group’s intervention products for their Tier 1 instruction. Teachers are experts in making the most out of the resources they have. But 95 Percent Group listened to them and understood this as an important call to action. Read on to learn more.
Sold a Story: Learning Brings Discovery
Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer and literacy expert, reflects on Emily Hanford’s podcast series, Sold a Story. Episode 4 focuses on Teachers College Columbia professor Lucy Calkins: She’s one of the most influential people in American elementary education today. Her admirers call her books bibles. Why didn’t she know that scientific research contradicted reading strategies she promoted? It’s a good question.
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