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Mary Amato

Mary Amato

Writing Consultant
Topics: Writing
A video interview with Diane August

Diane August, Ph.D.

American Institute for Research
Topics: English language learners

Nanci Bell, M.Ed.

Lindamood Bell Learning Process
Topics: Comprehension | Learning disabilities | Dyslexia | Tutoring | Fluency
A video interview with Rudine Sims Bishop

Rudine Sims Bishop

Ohio State University
Topics: Children's books | Motivation | Poetry | Reading aloud
A video interview with Ron Fairchild

Ron Fairchild

Smarter Learning Group
Topics: Afterschool | Summer reading
A video interview with Christopher Gabrieli

Christopher Gabrieli

Transforming Education
Topics: Afterschool | Policy | School-wide efforts
Lisa Guernsey

Lisa Guernsey

Early Education Initiative at New America
Topics: Early literacy | Educational media | Parent engagement | Vocabulary
A video interview with Doug Hesse

Doug Hesse, Ph.D.

University of Denver
Topics: Content area | School-wide efforts | Writing
A video interview with Carol Jago

Carol Jago

California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA
Topics: Common Core | Comprehension | Writing
A video interview with Leonard Marcus

Leonard Marcus

Children's Literature Historian
Topics: Children's books | Libraries
A video interview with Sharon Ramey

Sharon Ramey, Ph.D.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Topics: Early literacy | Oral language | Parent engagement | Preschool | Vocabulary
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