$3.5 million grant will help study early reading instruction
A $3.5 million grant to Emily Solari, assistant
professor of education, will bring reading instruction to 100
first-grade classrooms in Sacramento, Yolo and other counties in
the region as well as in Houston, Texas, by next fall.
The grant, from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of
Education Science, focuses on students who are struggling with
early reading. Teachers will be taught specific skills to work
with children who have difficulty reading — typically about one
of every five students in a first-grade classroom, according to
Other researchers include Emilio Ferrer, professor of psychology
at UC Davis; and Carolyn Denton and Tricia Zucker, both
professors of pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science
Center, Children’s Learning Institute. Read
the full news release here.