2023 BU Wheelock Forum: Supporting Students with Reading Disabilities: Toward Equity and Access (Day 2)

Event Information

  • Starts: 8:30 am on Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Ends: 3:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2023

Join Boston University 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.

Dynamic speakers and panel discussions will focus on what we as researchers, translational scientists, policymakers, practitioners, community members, and alumni are doing and can do to address these alarming trends. Connect with BU Wheelock faculty researchers, as well as state and national leaders in reading disabilities, as we chart a course toward improved reading achievement through the science of reading, translational science, and evidence-informed policymaking.


All are welcome to join us for one or both days of the Forum. Select presentations will be livestreamed 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 and Producer, American Public Media

Keynote and panel discussion

Location: Tsai Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue Boston

A reception will follow.

Day 2: Friday, March 31, 8:30 am–4 pm (ET)

A full day of dynamic speakers and panel discussions, including a keynote presentation by Dr. Tracy White-Weeden, President & CEO, Neuhaus Education Center

Location: To be announced

Early registration is encouraged if you plan to attend on Day 2 as space is limited

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

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