Series

Eyes on Reading: A Conversation with Emily Hanford, Creator of Sold a Story

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.

$0 | Friedman Family Auditorium

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How did a journalist shift from covering college education to early literacy? Emily Hanford, Senior Education Correspondent for American Public Media, and host of the podcast Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong, shares her journey of uncovering root causes of how so many children are struggling to read.

Emily Hanford will be in conversation with Planet Word board member Stefanie Sanford.

This program is part of an in-depth exploration by Planet Word of beginning reading instruction in America. We explore the renewed focus on “the science of reading” and shed light on the literacy crisis and possible solutions. You may also be interested in Eyes on Reading: Film Screening of The Right to Read and Eyes on Reading: How to Give Your Child a Smart Start with Maya Smart.