Literacy Summits

Read On Arizona/Read On Phoenix Early Literacy Summit

On November 8, 2013, Mayor Greg Stanton hosted the Read On Arizona/Read On Phoenix Early Literacy Summit. Business and community leaders discussed early literacy strategies that could bolster the reading skills of Arizona’s children. Nonie Lesaux of Harvard keynoted the Summit and discussed language and literacy development; Barry Broome, former President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council talked with participants about how early literacy impacts economic development in the region.

Nonie Lesaux, Director, Language and Literacy Diversity Research Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Building Early Literacy: The Opportunity and the Challenge
  • How did we come to a comprehensive plan for improving children’s learning outcomes?
  • What do we know about language and literacy development among diverse populations
  • What are the key strategies for increasing the quality of children language and learning environments?

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Barry Broome, former President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council