Science of Reading: The Podcast

S5-E7: Unlocking change through literacy legislation: Dr. Kymyona Burk

May 18, 2022 Season 5 Episode 7
Science of Reading: The Podcast
S5-E7: Unlocking change through literacy legislation: Dr. Kymyona Burk
Show Notes

Dr. Kymyona Burk is Policy Director for Early Literacy at the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd). In this role, she supports states pursuing a comprehensive approach to K–3 reading policy. She joins host Susan Lambert to give listeners a look behind the curtain of the legislative process creating education policy, including writing and passing literacy legislation, the politics of advocating for the Science of Reading within legislation, and what the results look like for states that have this legislation in place.

Show notes: 

ExcelinEd profile page

The Perfect Storm: Mississippi’s Momentum for Improving Reading Achievement - The Reading League Journal

Amplify’s Virtual Symposium 2022 - Celebrating Biliteracy: Realizing a Better Future for Our Spanish Speakers

Quotes:

“A literacy law is an equity law … there has to be some type of consistent language around what effective reading instruction looks like in classrooms.”

— Dr. Kymyona Burk