The Science of Reading: A Defining Movement

Dr. Murray

Dr. Maria Murray, Founder and President of The Reading League




Release Date: September 22, 2021

The future depends on our children and one way to fully empower them is to recognize that literacy is a fundamental right in society.  Join Dr. Maria Murray—founder and president and CEO of The Reading League—for an innovative podcast episode as she explains why the science of reading is now regarded as a defining movement and addresses the need to protect the integrity of its findings so that the promise of successful reading outcomes for our students can be realized.

In this podcast, Dr. Murray will discuss:

  • Defining the Science of Reading
  • Recognizing literacy as a human right
  • What the Science of Reading is NOT
  • ‘Science’ separates what the Science of Reading is
  • What we have learned; What we still have to learn
  • How to be good citizens for the Science of Reading
  • Creating equity and much more!

You don’t want to miss this engaging conversation!

Guest Presenter

Dr. Maria Murray, Founder and President of The Reading League

Founder and CEO/president of The Reading League, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-aligned reading instruction. Prior to founding The Reading League, Dr. Murray was an associate professor at the State University of New York at Oswego, where she taught courses related to literacy assessment and intervention. She received her Ph.D. in Reading Education from Syracuse University, where she served as project coordinator for Dr. Benita Blachman’s numerous federally funded, early reading intervention grants. Dr. Murray is passionate regarding the prevention and remediation of reading difficulty and consistently strives to increase educator knowledge and the connections between research and practice. Dr. Murray is an experienced associate professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She is skilled in Student Development, Research, Student Affairs, Curriculum Development, and Public Speaking.