News release

Academic Literacy Summit
February 3

Feb. 3, Thursday — Education experts will address approaches to improving academic literacy — the level of written and verbal English fluency needed to succeed in U.S. classrooms — from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ballroom of the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center. The registration fee is $125. Educators and the public are welcome.

This one-day summit will focus on literacy, learning and the realities of high-stakes testing. The program will include presentations by teachers who have been successful at engaging students while developing their literacy skills.

Marlene Carter, a Los Angeles high school English teacher recognized for outstanding teaching by the Carlston Family Foundation, will demonstrate how she makes her curriculum relevant for her students.

The summit is sponsored by the UC Davis School of Education, the UC Davis Cooperative Research and Extension Services for Schools (CRESS) Center, the Institute for Academic and Adolescent Literacies, the University Writing Program, the Carlston Family Foundation and the Yolo County Office of Education.

For more information or to register, visit the Academic Literacy Project page.

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