The Truth About Reading

…only 32% of 4th graders in GA are at or above proficient in reading.

The Truth About Reading, Private Film Screening
with film creator & producer
John Corcoran

Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Panel Moderator:
Dr. Ryan Lee-James, SLP
Chief Academic Office of the Atlanta Speech School & Director of the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy

Educational Leader:
Dr. Grant Rivera
Superintendent of Marietta City Schools  & key implementation partner in
Literacy & Justice for All

Rayesa Douglas
Marietta City Schools, 2nd Grade Teacher

Leader/Parent Advocate
Tina Engberg
Decoding Dyslexia State

Personal Retrospective:
Cameron Mattingly,
Dyslexia and Literacy Advocate

Success From the Field:
Robin McClellan

Rivet Education

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Our commitment is to every child, in every county in Georgia.

Follow the film on Twitter @truthabout2023 for updates on when it the film will be made available to the public.

Streaming Statewide – this event was broadcast, for free, one night only live from the Rich Theater in Atlanta and via private screening. 

The Atlanta Speech School and its Rollins Center for Language & Literacy, in partnership with The Reading League – Georgia, Decoding Dyslexia – Georgia, and Reading is Essential for All People (REAP), are delighted to be bringing The Truth About Reading, a new and compelling film, to Atlanta to fuel of our collective efforts around eradicating illiteracy by applying the science in every classroom, every day, for every child. 

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Featured Story Book

Do You Love the Dark?

by Maya Lawrence

Maya Lawrence (she/her) is a NYC born- Atlanta-based artist and activist, specializing in theater, performance, and poetry. As the founding Allyship Program Director & Resident Artist at the Alliance Theatre, she uses her superpowers of creativity, curiosity, and compassion to develop the Allyship Program for youth & families, corporations, and organizations in pursuit of becoming the most authentic, empathetic versions of themselves. You can access her work by booking a training, reading her book Do You Love the Dark (or watching it here), or catching the play adaptation of it at the Alliance Theatre. As a proud Spelman College alumna, Maya is on a mission to liberate the world through art using Love to light the path!

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About John Corcoran and the Corcoran Foundation: 

The film was created by The John Corcoran Foundation, established in July 1997 as a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating illiteracy and sub-literacy, not only through teaching adults and children how to read, but also through training teachers in how to most effectively teach reading.