KAS and partners to host screening of "Right to Read" film

Rob Weber

KAS and partners to host screening of "Right to Read" film
The Kentucky Academy of Science is partnering with Speed Cinema and the Louisville Courier Journal to host a screening of “Right to Read,” a documentary that highlights literacy as a civil rights issue while underscoring the importance of science-based literacy instruction.
The movie will be shown on Oct. 22 at the theater in Louisville’s Speed Art Museum. There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
"Right to Read" sheds light on the role literacy plays in shaping individuals' futures while focusing on advocates’ efforts to promote a “Science of Reading” approach to literacy instruction.
You can view the “Right to Read” trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptUYVHDeHOw.
While the documentary, produced by actor and director LeVar Burton, focuses efforts to promote “structured” literacy in schools in Oakland, the issue is confronting teachers and administrators across the nation. The Louisville Courier Journal focused on the issue and Kentucky’s approach to literacy in an in-depth newspaper series last year that brought the issue to the forefront of our state’s public discussion. This year, state lawmakers shined a light on the topic while approving legislation to create a new center for literacy instruction in Kentucky.
A panel discussion will follow the “Right to Read” screening. Policymakers, educators and an education reporter will share their insights on the movie and discuss ideas about improving literacy instruction in Kentucky.
KAS Newsletter - September 2023

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