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Reading Research Highlighted During Three-day Education Conference

March 09, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Educators are focusing on reading during a three-day education conference at the Charleston Civic Center. The Second Annual Reading Research Symposium is a chance for teachers from across the state to hear the results from the most recent reading studies. The symposium, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), runs from March 9, 2003 through March 11, 2003.  

“Reading has become a state and national priority since the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “This conference is a wonderful opportunity to talk about the historic legislation and the most current reading research.”  

Scheduled events include national keynote speakers, featured speakers, concurrent sessions, a participant book swap, and daily readings by students.  

“I am encouraging all of the participating educators to tap into the knowledge and energy at this conference,” said WVDE Reading/English Language Arts Coordinator Beverly Kingery. “ We know that professional development is a vital part of implementing NCLB.”  

For more information, contact Beverly Kingery at (304) 558-7805 or the WVDE Communications Office at (304) 558-2699.  

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