DDCA in the News

January 29, 2024 – EdSource – Solving California’s early literacy crisis is a social justice imperative

January 23, 2024 – EducationWeek – “What Will It Take to Align Teacher Prep to the Science of Reading? California Offers Clues”

January 4, 2024 – EdSource – “California education issues to watch in 2024 – and predictions”

December 21, 2023 – EdSource – “Study of Oakland Unified’s parent tutors finds exciting possibilities and challenges”

July 12, 2023 – Education Week – “California Joins 40 States in Mandating Dyslexia Screening”

May 12, 2023 – EdSource – “Mandatory dyslexia screening clears major hurdle in Newsom budget”

May 12, 2023 – Press Release – “Senator Portantino Praises Inclusion of Early Dyslexia Screening in Governor’s May Revise”

March 29, 2023 – EdSource – “Dyslexia bill advances in state Senate committee.”  

February 26, 2023 – Ed 100 – “It’s time to screen all students for dyslexia risks”

March 21, 2023 – Ed Week – “Most States Screen All Kids for Dyslexia. Why Not California?”

March 9, 2023 – EdSource – “Can common ground be found on teaching reading in California?”

March 2, 2023 – Cal Matters – “Despite union opposition, many teachers support dyslexia screening for all students”

February 24, 2023 – Spectrum News – “California lags behind in helping kids with dyslexia, new bill looks to fix that”California lags behind in helping kids with dyslexia, new bill looks to fix that

February 16, 2023 – Berkeleyside – “Berkeley schools breached literacy settlement agreement, attorneys say”

February 8, 2023 – Cal Matters – “Why California still doesn’t mandate dyslexia screening”

December 20, 2022 – EdSource – “Teaching young children how to read: What California parents need to know”

December 19, 2022 – EdSource – “Why California is among last states not screening children for dyslexia”

November 29, 2022 – Hechinger – “Opinion:  For the Students We Wished We’d Taught Better”

October 27, 2022 – EdSource – “New Literacy Standards for Teacher Candidates Could Be Pivotal to Improving Student Reading Scores”

August 17, 2022 – LAist – “How Can Schools Help Students with Dyslexia?  In California, Responses are Far from Consistent”

August 3, 2022 – LAist – “California Has Taken a Slow Approach to Dyslexia. A Lot of Families Have Lost Patience”

June 27, 2022 – EdSource – “California to Create Teaching Credential Covering Pre-K Through 3rd Grade That Requires Literacy Training”

May 13, 2022 – Smiley News – “Gary Payton II Inspires People with Dyslexia”

May 10, 2022 – SF Examiner – “Opinion:  Early Reading Instruction in San Francisco Public Schools:  A Love Affair with What Has Failed”

May 6, 2022 – The 74 Million – “Ed Department to Update 45-Year-Old Federal Law Protecting Children with Disabilities from Discrimination”

April 10, 2022 – BayView – “Golden State Warriors Guard Rallies for Dyslexia Screenings”

April 4, 2022 – Peninsula Press – “Not as easy as ABC:  California’s battle over dyslexia”

March 30, 2022 – SF Bay – “City Hall Rally Calls on Assembly to Pass Dyslexia Screening Bill”

March 29, 2022 – KCBS Radio On Demand – “A new method to screen all students for dyslexia from a young age in California could be enforced.”

March 29, 2022 – Pasadena Now – “Senator Portantino,  SF Supervisor Safai, Gary Payton II, and Education Advocates Rally in Support of Universal Screening for Risk of Dyslexia”

February 3, 2022 – EdSource – “After Setbacks, Dyslexia for Young Students Moves Forward in California Schools”

January 31, 2022 – The Washington Post – “Warriors’ Payton Shares Stories of Dyslexia to Help Children”

January 19, 2022 – Clutch Points – “Gary Payton II’s Heartfelt Gesture for Dyslexic Kids at Warriors Game”

November 10, 2021 – The 74 Million – “California Aims to Come From Behind in Making Sure Children Learn to read, But Some See New Push as Political”

August 23, 2021 – SF Examiner – “Last Year was Devastating:  San Francisco’s Special Ed Challenge”
(NOTE: DDCA respectfully disagrees with Dr. Hendren’s quote in this article about universal screening being costly and time intensive as this is not supported by research and best practices as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center on Improving Literacy.)

July 30, 2021 – Berkeleyside – “Berkeley Unified Will Settle Suit Claiming it Failed Students with Reading Disorders”

February 18, 2021 – Radio Project – “Geraldine’s Story: How Public Schools are Failing Black Students with Dyslexia”

August 10, 2020 – KALW – “A Legacy of Mistreatment for San Francisco’s Black Special Ed Students”

June 17, 2020 – KALW – “Public Schools are Failing Black Students with Dyslexia”

June 16, 2020 – KALW – “CA School Districts Lag on Dyslexia, Hurting Low-Income Kids of Color Most”

February 13, 2020 – EdSource – “Newsom Wants More Dyslexia Screenings, Services for California Students”

January 30, 2020 – EdWeek – “Advocates for Science-Based Reading Instruction Worry CA Plan Sends the Wrong Message”

December 3, 2019 – KALW – “Lead Plaintiff in Landmark Lawsuit Gets 2nd Chance at Education”

November 27, 2019 – KQED – “Understanding Dyslexia”

November 5, 2019 – KQED– “The MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia”

October 20, 2019 – CORE – “NAACP Shares Stories of Individuals Who Were Failed by the CA Public School System”

August 22, 2017 – Southern CA Public Radio (featuring Pam Cohen)

August 20, 2017 – EdSource “Release of CA Dyslexia Guidelines”

June 25, 2017 – EdSource

June 20, 2017 – LAUSD 2nd Largest School District in the Country Passes Significant Dyslexia Resolution

April 25th, 2016 – PRWeb “CDE Dyslexia Program Guidelines Workgroup”

February 13, 2016  –  ABC7-SF “Beyond the Headlines” with Cheryl Jennings

November 19, 2015  –  Insight w/ Beth Ruyak on Capitol Radio (featuring Kathy Futterman & Tobie Meyer)

November 19, 2015  –  Capitol Radio (featuring Dr. Shaywitz & Tobie Meyer)

November 12, 2015  –  San Diego Union Tribune

October 25, 2015  –  EdSource

October 8, 2015  –  PRWeb (DDCA official press release of AB 1369 signed into law)

October 8, 2015  –  East County Today

October 8, 2015  –  The Reporter

May 5, 2015  –  CBS13

May 2, 2015  –  The Reporter

April 20, 2015  –  KPBS

March 2, 2015  –  East County Today