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Why Can't Our Kids Read? 4:30-6:00 pm

Monday, May 6, 2024, 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
Phoenix on the River
222 2nd Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jane Stacy
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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One half of our kids cannot read. That statistic says it all. We face a reading crisis in Minnesota. Everyone can learn to read - but they must be taught. What we have been doing doesn't work. Last year for the very first time the state decided that in Minnesota we will use what we have learned from science based research to teach our kids. This program will explore - how did things get so bad, what have we learned from the science of reading, what did the state do, how will things change, how long will it take, what can we expect, and how can we help? We will be joined by two of our state's most passionate leaders when it comes to reading. Bobbie Burnham is Minnesota's Assistant Commissioner of Education for Teaching and Learning and Kim Gibbons is Director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement University of Minnesota.

The Phoenix requires that attendees be registered in advance, so please make sure you register. Walk-ins are not allowed for this program. Registration is now closed.

The entrance is at the corner of 2nd Street SE and 3rd Avenue SE. Parking is readily available on the street or in the nearby ramp at 2nd Street SE and 2nd Avenue SE.

There will be a short social hour with wine and snack at 4:00 pm, with the program starting promptly at 4:30 pm.

Interested in carpooling? Click on the registrant list and find a member in your building or near you that you can connect with and ask to share a ride. Or, feel free to contact the MCC office for a suggestion.

Mill City Commons
1201 W River Pkwy, Suite #217C
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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