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Graphic featuring a photo of Emily Hanford with words: Q&A with Emily Hanford Senior Producer & Correspondent with APM Reports

Reporting on Reading With Emily Hanford

Meg Mechelke

Posted on: June 6, 2023
The journalist discusses her background as an education correspondent, her hopes for the science of reading movement, and more.

Boy reading a book in class with two classmates in the background

What Is the Science of Reading?

Nina A. Lorimor-Easley, M.S., M.Ed.

Posted on: February 14, 2023
Find out why it’s important to have a common understanding of such a widely used term and take a closer look at the type of science in the science of reading.

students participating in reading programs

Technically Speaking: What is Causal Inference and Why is it Important?

Ariel M. Aloe, Ph.D.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: February 23, 2021
In experimental studies, reading researchers try to establish a connection between a program or type of instruction and students’ reading performance by controlling for other things that might explain the outcomes.