On Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm, we will host a Virtual Listening Party and discuss APM’s Educate Podcast episode, “What the Words Say: Many kids struggle with reading – and children of color are far less likely to get the help they need.” Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Thank You, Mayor Siddiqui!
Cambridge SEPAC would like to voice our gratitude to Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and the Cambridge City Council for Lighting Up City Hall Red for Dyslexia Awareness Month from October 13-16th. Click here to read her proclamation >
Our Community Can Do Better
Dyslexia is the most prevalent learning challenge, with nearly 1 in 5 students experiencing difficulties learning how to read. In Cambridge in 2019, 53% of African American or Black students and 59% of Students with Disabilities did not meet expectations on their Grade 3 English Language Arts MCAS as compared to just 20% of White and Asian students. Our community must and can do better.
We are eager to partner with Cambridge Public Schools in applying what we have learned about brain science and the science of reading to close these persistent gaps, which disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and other students of color (BIPOC).
Learn more – videos
- Interview with Dr. Anthony Byers, Principal at Graham and Parks School
- Interview with Nathan Brophy, 12th grader at CRLS
- Cambridge Lights Up City Hall Red – 2019 World Dyslexia Day 2019