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Reading Research Symposium Called a Success

March 20, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - More than 650 educators enhanced their reading skills when they attended the second annual Reading Research Symposium, which was held March 9-11 at the Charleston Civic Center. The West Virginia Reading Cadre members planned the event that was coordinated by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE).  

“The large number of participants sends a clear message of the dedication and interest from West Virginia’s teachers regarding reading research,” said Beverly Kingery, coordinator for Reading and Language Arts.  

The three-day symposium featured three national keynote speakers, six featured speakers, and 15 concurrent sessions. A highlight of the symposium included guest student readers from the Kanawha Valley. The readers represented elementary, middle and high school levels and shared stories and poetry with the participants throughout the symposium. Additionally, the West Virginia Reading Association sponsored and Education Marketplace and Symposium Reception for all participants on Monday evening. The marketplace included nearly 30 educational exhibitors.  

For more information regarding the Reading Research Symposium or the Reading Cadre, please contact Beverly Kingery at (304)-558-7805.

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