S4-01: Applying the Science of Reading at any grade level: Laura Cusack
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Kicking off our new season, Susan Lambert hosts this special episode with Laura Cusack, Executive Director of K–8 ELA Strategy at Amplify. This dynamic duo sheds light on the pandemic’s effects on literacy achievement and strategizes how to make up for lost foundational skills while keeping students moving forward in grade-level learning. They also urge educators to make it a point to honor the diverse experience of their students during reading instruction.


“It’s all about growing and learning.”

“When we get that diversity of kids in the classroom, we have to honor all of their experiences.”


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