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Friends and Colleagues,

Parents, teachers of all grades and subjects, reading and language professionals, child psychologists and counselors, literacy volunteers, librarians, child advocates, and anyone interested in enriching their understanding of reading or learning…

“The Code and the Challenge of Learning to Read it”

“There is a profound reading crisis in the United States. 39%, almost 40%, of fourth graders do not read even at the basic level and a majority of students do not read at the proficient level.” – James Wendorf, Executive Director, National Center for Learning Disabilities

“This program and the kind of effort that you’re doing seems to be just perfect. When I saw your list of the people you have already interviewed or were set to interview it was, of course, the Who’s Who of the whole field.”  Chris Doherty, National Program Director,Reading First Program, U.S. Department of Education

Featuring clips from over one hundred in-depth interviews taped for the Children of the Code Project and Television Documentary Series, “The Code and the Challenge of Learning to Read it” is a ‘live’, exciting and perspective-shifting learning experience designed to help teachers, parents, literacy volunteers, counselors, justice workers and all who care for children develop a deeper understanding of the mental and emotional challenges involved in learning to read. 

Read what people around the country are saying about this project!

“Our most compelling crisis and challenge in education is addressing the epidemic of illiteracy. Toward that end, I ask your consideration of  this compelling proposal.” Senator John Vasconcellos, Chair, California Senate Education Committee

For more information please click here

Including clips from interviews* with:

Russ Whitehurst
Asst. Secretary, U.S. Dept of Education and Director, Institute of Education Sciences

Reid Lyon
ExBranch Chief, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Louisa Moats
Reading Scientist, Sopris West Author – Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

Paula Tallal
Chair of Neuroscience Rutgers, Co-Founder,  Scientific Learning Inc.  

Nancy Hennessy|
President, International Dyslexia Association

Sharon Darling
President, National Center for Family Literacy

Mariyln Jager Adams
Senior ScientistSoliloquy Learning

Thomas Cable
Professor of English, Co-Author – A History of the English Language

Edward Kame’enui
Commissioner for Special Education Research, U.S. Department of Education; Director, Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement (IDEA), University of Oregon

 Richard Venezky
Author – The American Way of
The Structure and Origins of American English Orthography –  Unidel Professor of Educational Studies and professor of Computer, Information Sciences, and Linguistics at the University of Delaware.

Donald L. Nathanson
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human
Behavior at Jefferson Medical College,
Author –  Shame and Pride and Knowing Feeling

John H. Fisher
Medieval Language Historian, Author – The Emergence of Standard English

Sarah Greene
Executive Director,  National Head Start Association

and many others…

Tim Shanahan
Chair, National Early Literacy Panel Member
of National Reading Panel 

Chris Doherty
Director Reading 1st,  U.S. Dept of Ed.

James Wendorf
Executive Director, National Center for Learning

Richard Allington
Reading Researcher; President,  International Reading

Terrence Deacon
Cognitive Anthropologist, Author
– The Symbolic Species:
The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain

Robert Wedgeworth|
President,  ProLiteracy

Robert Sweet
Professional Staff, U.S. House of
Representatives – Co-Founder, National Right
to Read Foundation

Peter E. Leone
Director, National Center on
Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justic

“What really attracted me to your project was its originality and breadth. I really like that you have assembled such a diverse group of experts in a variety of areas pertaining to reading. What I think is really important for the public to understand is the magnitude of the numbers of individuals (not just dyslexics) who struggle to learn to read, and the impact this has both on the individuals affected, as well as on society.”  Dr. Paula TallalChair of Neuroscience, Rutgers University

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We hope to see you at the seminar.

Please forward this message to everyone
you know who cares about children.

* Note about interviews: Participation in a Children of the Code interview does not constitute or imply an endorsement of the Children of the Code project or documentary by the interviewee. Conversely, publishing an interview does not constitute or imply an endorsement of the views of the interviewee, other than as stated in the actual interview, by the Children of the Code project or documentary. 

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