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"How Do We Help All Children Learn to Read by 3rd Grade?"
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 7:30am to Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 9:00am
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Portland State University is presenting a community panel discussion on "Learning From Successful Schools: How Do We Help All Children Learn to Read by 3rd Grade?"

The event will include presentations by Phyllis Edmundson, dean of the GSE, who will share the results of an inquiry she conducted to determine the factors that teachers and administrators in schools see as critical to getting children to read by third grade; and Vonnie Condon, retired principal and administrator of the Portland School District, who will present the results of a similar study of
principals in Portland Public Schools. The presentations will be
followed by a panel discussion.

Location:
PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 338 (1825 S.W. Broadway).

Cost:
The Forum is free and open to the public.

Contact:
For more information or to RSVP, contact Sandy Wiscarson at
wiscars@pdx.edu or 503-725-4789.

Background:
The panelists will include Susan Birdwell, Reading Coach, Astor
Elementary School, Portland School District; Sherrie Barger, Director of Curriculum, David Douglas School District; Vonnie Condon, Retired Principal/Administrator, Portland School District; and Phyllis Edmundson, Dean and Professor, PSU Graduate School of Education.