Next Steps

 

  • Right to Read-Maryland (co-chair, Barbara Donick) will continue to follow up with Dr. David Steiner and work of the Maryland State Board of Education (MSBE). There was no response to our first request for information. We are asking them to support the Foundations of Reading Test.

  • Right to Read-Maryland (member, Terri Kelly) will present testimony before the Professional Standards Teacher Education Board on September 7, 2017.

  • Right to Read-Maryland (member, Dr. Walter Dunson) will present testimony before the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education on September 28, 2017 in Frederick, Maryland.

  • Right to Read-Maryland (co-chair, Barbara Donick and member, Dr. Walter Dunson) will be attending a panel, Faith Leaders for Excellent Schools and the Education Trust presenting “The Urgency of Now-Ensuring ALL Maryland Children obtain a World Class Education” on October 6, 2017.  In addition to the panel, we have been invited to attend a Maryland specific ESSA Bootcamp from 11:30 to 3. This is a smaller group of education advocates ( including a networking lunch ) with a series of sessions designed to address effective implementation of the state plan, the Kirwan Commision and what it means for the state moving forward, and a deeper dive into the historically low performing subgroups and how to address accountability.

  • Right to Read-Maryland (members, Dr. Ann Bain and Ben Shifren) will present testimony before the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education on October 12, 2017 at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.    

  • Right to Read-Maryland (member, Rhea Espedido) is reaching out to principals and struggling teachers who are willing to testify regarding the lack of  teacher knowledge in reading instruction based on scientific evidence. 

  • Right to Read-Maryland (member, Karen Ott) will also gather information about the importance of requiring that colleges teach foundations of reading with fidelity so that teachers graduate with this information.

  • Right to Read-Maryland (co-chair, Cheri Crow) will send written testimony to the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board on October 5, 2017. 

  • Right to Read-Maryland (member, Dr. Walter Dunson) will send written testimony to the Maryland State Board of Education (MSBE) on October 24, 2017. 

  • Right to Read-Maryland (member, Dr. Ann Bain) will present testimony to the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board on November 2, 2017. 

  • Right to Read-Maryland (member, Barbara Wolf) will present testimony before the Maryland State Board of Education on December 5, 2017.

  • Right to Read-Maryland (member, Dr. Walter Dunson) will present testimony to the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board on December 7, 2017.    

  • Right to Read-Maryland (members, Terry Kelly and Emily Hurd) will look into setting up meetings at public libraries to help parents with struggling readers. 

  • Right to Read-Maryland will continue to advocate to delegates within the Maryland state legislature.  

  • Right to Read-Maryland will hold a board meeting  on Tuesday, November 15th, from 7-9, at the Odyssey School in the Pikeville area.

 

 

 

 

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