Wayne State University College of Education awarded grant to evaluate effectiveness of 313Reads literacy initiatives and support networks

An interdisciplinary team of researchers in the Wayne State University College of Education received a $20,000 grant from 313Reads, a coalition dedicated to collective impact with regards to improving student literacy in Detroit. Four faculty members — Ben Pogodzinski, Ph.D., associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies; Poonam Arya, Ph.D., professor of reading, language and literature; Christina DeNicolo, Ph.D., associate professor of bilingual ...

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313Reads Coalition at the YDRC Summer Summit 2021

313Reads Coalition Members, Maria Franklin, Katie Solomon, Heidi Miller, and Dr. Leah van Belle, came together at the 2021 Youth Development Resource Center (YDRC) Summer Summit to discuss the community benefits of incorporating literacy into summer programming. They shared how many coalition members do this through partnerships with support from 313Reads! Thank you to Maria ...

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The CROWN Act: How Representation in Literature is Important to Black Children

Last week, the House passed the CROWN Act, banning discrimination based on hair texture and hairstyles. The CROWN Act, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” was proposed in 2018 by four Black women to end hair discrimination and promote Black beauty.   This type of legislation is important because, ...

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Upcoming Community Conversations

313Reads is dedicated to building and sharing professional learning opportunities to build literacy equity and grade level reading in Detroit. One way we do this is by hosting Community Conversations following professional learning opportunities to discuss the potential implications on our shared work. Below are some upcoming learning opportunities and Community Conversations! Register for the ...

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