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๐™ธ๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐šœ๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š˜๐š• ๐š๐š’๐šœ๐š๐š›๐š’๐šŒ๐š ๐š’๐šœ ๐šž๐šœ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐™ป๐šž๐šŒ๐šข ๐™ฒ๐šŠ๐š•๐š”๐š’๐š—๐šœ ๐š–๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐š’๐šŠls

From Columbia University:

"The entity TCRWP, founded in 1981, WILL BE DISSOLVED as part of this shift. TC is working to align the work of TC staff with the needs of school districts and changes in reading curriculum locally and nationwide."


LC is on sabbatical this year while she pedals her 'revamped' program as an educational consultant.

๐™ต๐š›๐š˜๐š– ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š ๐™ฟ๐š›๐š˜๐š“๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š:

"For years, district admin and teachers would take paid-for trips to New York City because...

New York! TCRWP! How fun!


Professional learning at Columbia University's Teachers College? How respectable and worthwhile.

But trips to a private consulting business?

That will seem less OK, and it will be harder to make the case that the trips are necessary, especially on public dollars.

And...the Right to Read Project rightly points out that Columbia University will distance itself from the Units of Study-

"And we can begin to ask ourselves tough questions like:

๐™‡๐™ž๐™–๐™—๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฎ ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ?

  • Why does TC need/want to state that they are "not involved in the operations or provision of services provided by Dr. Calkins in her LLC"?

  • What liability concerns did she prompt?

  • Why?

"TC wants to foster collaboration among different evidence-based approaches to literacy and ensure our programs are aligned with the needs of teachers and school districts looking to partner..."

๐€ ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐›๐ฒ ๐€๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž๐ "๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ž๐š๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง: ๐€๐ง ๐„๐ฑ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ฒ."

The Lucy Calkins Phonics Program-

Dr. Paige, who closely reviewed lessons for their phonics content, noted significant failings:

"1) There is not enough time given to acquiring the phonics skills, which is particularly dire for students who might not immediately master those patterns or read fluently;..."

๐“๐Ž ๐‘๐„๐€๐ƒ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐‘๐„ ๐‘๐„๐’๐๐Ž๐๐’๐„- ๐‚๐‹๐ˆ๐‚๐Š ๐‡๐„๐‘๐„.

๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐’๐Ž ๐Œ๐”๐‚๐‡ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฅ๐ž.

๐•๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ- ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ค๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ !

I was one of you!

Great reporting Dyslexia Initiative!


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