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Watch: Education Experts Talk the Science of Reading, Pandemic Learning Loss and the Need to Close Literacy Gaps in a Post-COVID World

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The headlines have been relentlessly bleak. Across the nation, standardized testing has found an alarming decline in reading proficiency because of the ongoing disruption from the pandemic. Now enterprising educators are trying to come up with ways to reverse these declines.

Today at 1 p.m. Eastern, The 74 is honored to partner with the Progressive Policy Institute to present an online panel discussion: “The Science of Reading and Closing Literacy Gaps in a Post-COVID World.” Joining the conversation will be:

  • Dr. Kymyona Burk, early education policy director for ExcelinEd
  • Mary Clayman, director of the D.C. Reading Clinic
  • Cassandra Gentry, a parent leader with DC PAVE
  • Dr. Michael Durant, chief academic officer of Academy of Hope Adult Charter School
  • Rep. Allister Chang of the D.C. State Board of Education
  • Christina Grant, Acting State Superintendent of Education in Washington, D.C.

You can register for free and get the Zoom viewing info here, or watch the Wednesday livestream by refreshing this page at 1 p.m.  You can also stream directly on The 74’s Facebook page.

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