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Common Core conference planned

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A special reading conference for area educators on "Common Core State Standards: What They Mean for the K-12 Struggling Reader" is set for Saturday, Aug. 24, inside Middle Tennessee State University's Business and Aerospace Building.

Sponsored by the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia on the MTSU campus, the daylong conference focuses on early and intensive help for students to overcome their reading problems.

Registration, which is $40 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack, must be completed by Thursday, Aug. 15.

Conference keynote speaker Dr. Sharon Vaughn is the executive director of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, an organized research unit at the University of Texas at Austin. She also is the author of more than 15 books and 150 research articles.

For more information, including a link to the full conference program, visit http://mtsu.edu/dyslexia/workshopsForEd.... or call 615-494-8880.