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DC Office of the State Superintendent Holds Literacy Symposium May 17

Friday, May 16, 2008
This Year's theme is "Making a Connection: A Vocabulary-Comprehension Symposium for Struggling Readers"

On Saturday, May 17, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will host the 5th Annual Literacy Symposium, a DC Reading First Initiative. The symposium will focus on new ideas and strategies that school administrators, teachers, literacy coaches and parents can use to help increase student reading proficiency by the third grade. This year the theme is "Making a Connection: A Vocabulary-Comprehension Symposium for Struggling Readers."

WHO: Dr. Kimberly Statham, Deputy Superintendent of Education Excellence, OSSE
Linda Butler, State Director, DC Reading First Initiative
Richard Cable, Regional Consultant, Harcourt Schools Publishers
Aileen Kennedy, National Consultant, Houghton-Mifflin

WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 8 am–4 pm

WHERE: McKinley Technology High School
151 T Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(Metro: Red Line–New York Avenue/Florida Avenue/Gallaudet University)
To RSVP for the event, call: Linda Butler, (202) 271-0504.
Walk-in registration will be available.