2023 BU Wheelock Forum (Day 1): “How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong”

6:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2023
9:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2023

Join BU Wheelock College Education & Human Development for the 2023 BU Wheelock Forum: Supporting Students with Reading Disabilities: Toward Equity and Access. We will examine current trends in reading achievement for children with reading disabilities—including dyslexia—and explore why national reading assessment performance dipped during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All are welcome to join us for one or both days of the Forum. Select presentations will be live streamed and made available as recordings following the event.

Day 1: Thursday, March 30, 6–7:30 pm (ET)

“How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong” Emily Hanford, Senior Correspondent & Producer, American Public Media

Keynote and panel discussion

Panelists: Dean David Chard, BU Wheelock, moderator; Tracy White Weeden, President & CEO, Neuhaus Education Center; Patrick Tutwiler, Massachusetts Secretary of Education; Edward Fergus, Professor of Urban Ecology & Policy, Rutgers University

Location: Tsai Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue Boston

A reception held at the Center for Computing & Data Sciences will follow this event.

Day 2: Friday, March 31, 8:30 am–3:30 pm (ET)

A full day of dynamic speakers and panel discussions, including a keynote presentation by Tracy White Weeden, Neuhaus Education Center

Visit our conference webpage for registration, a complete agenda, details about all our speakers, and more.