The Wisconsin Reading Coalition is a grassroots movement of parents, educators, advocacy organizations, health professionals, and business leaders committed to bringing scientifically-based reading instruction and intervention to all Wisconsin students.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. ~ Mohandas Gandhi
Wisconsin’s performance on the reading portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) continues to be simply unacceptable and unnecessary.
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How Wisconsin Measures Up Nationally
•Our scores have been statistically unchanged since 1992, while other states have steadily improved.
• Wisconsin's national ranking has dropped from 3rd to 25th. Current teaching methodologies stifle the growth of our most talented children, and seriously hinder academic and life success for minority children and those with disadvantaged backgrounds or learning disabilities.
NEW: The READ Act, supporting dyslexia research, goes to President Obama for his signature
NEW: Milwaukee's Badger exam scores "a national disgrace"
NEW: NCTQ Report Learning About Learning: What Every New Teacher Needs to Know
NEW: Boston study identifies alterations in the arcuate fasciculus of infants with a familial history of dyslexia
NEW: Lumosity pays $2 million to the FTC for deceptive advertising
NEW: "Learning styles," a neuroscience myth
NEW: OSERS issues Dyslexia Guidelines
NEW: Seeking volunteer reading tutors for first grade students at Kluge School in Milwaukee. Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 8:00 and 11:00. Training, lesson plans, and all materials provided. Phonics-based approach. Contact Betsy Prinz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take the Dyslexia At School Survey from Dyslexic Advantage
Take a neuromyths quiz from American University
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We can break through the stagnant performance that has dogged Wisconsin for over a decade, creating a brighter future for our children and our state.