Family Times Article

Of all the skills elementary students acquire, learning to read is probably the most important. Literacy unlocks all the other skills and information that teachers have to teach and students need to know.

The Reading League is an organization whose purpose is to help teachers bring evidence-based practices into their classrooms, and Maria Murray is its founder. The league is a volunteer partnership made up of educators, researchers, school administrators, parents, support specialists, healthcare providers and others.

Murray has been a literacy professor at SUNY Oswego since 2008. With the Reading League, which she started two years ago, she focuses on reading instruction and assessments that help students learn to read.

Many local educators are now embracing the use of evidence-based practices in helping their students build literacy skills. The Reading League offers professional development opportunities, instructional materials and support. Read More…