Growing Healthy Readers Half-Day Literacy Conference

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Growing Healthy Readers: 2014 Half-Day Literacy Conference
Thursday, October 30, 2014
8:00am – 12:30pm
at Scholastic Inc. in  New York City
557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, United Way of New York City, and Scholastic Inc. will host the second annual Growing Healthy Readers: Half-Day Literacy Conference.  The conference will focus on strategies to ensure that children from at-risk families develop on-track for success in school, and highlight findings from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.  Held at the Scholastic Inc. headquarters in New York City, the Half-Day Literacy Conference brings together educators, medical providers, policy makers, children’s advocates, and early childhood specialists. 

Topics

Welcome & Overview

KARINE APOLLON
VP and General Manager, Scholastic Classroom & Community Group

A Conversation on City-Wide Early Learning Strategies & Universal Pre-K

RICHARD BUERY
Deputy Mayor for Policy Initiatives, Office of the Mayor of New York City

SHEENA WRIGHT
CEO, United Way of New York City

Creating a Level Playing Field to Achieve Educational Parity

SUSAN B. NEUMAN, PhD
Professor, University of Michigan School of Education

TOVAH KLEIN, PhD
Director, Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and Author, How Toddlers Thrive

ESTHER FRIEDMAN, PhD
Executive Director, Literacy and Academic Intervention Services, New York City Department of Education

JAQUELINE JENKINS, PhD (Moderator)
VP, Learning, Research & Intelligence, United Way of New York City

Community-Based Approaches to Early Learning and Brain Development

J. EMILIO CARRILLO, MD
Vice President of Community Health Development, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

DELANEY GRACY, MD (Moderator)
Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Health Fund

ELIZABETH ISAKSON, MD
Co-Director, Docs for Tots

TANYA FRIEDMAN
Senior Associate, Safir and Associates

Parent Education: A Critical Strategy to Reduce the Achievement Gap

FRANK HERNANDEZ
I.A. Principal, P.S. 49 Willis Avenue, Hub Area of the South Bronx

EMMA HULSE
New Settlement Parent Action Committee (Member of the New York City Coalition for Educational Justice)

ARACELIS LUCERO
Executive Director, MASA, Inc.

ANTHONY TASSI (Moderator)
CEO, Literacy Partners

 

 

About the Campaign for Grade Level Reading

 

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Brochure

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The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

 

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