Dr. Forbes Briefs Washington D.C. Staffers
Salli Forbes participated in a policy briefing on Capitol Hill on July 13, 2011. Moderated by Virginia Edwards, editor-in-chief of Education Week, the briefing was titled "The Whole-School Benefits of Reading Recovery." Salli was one of four educators on the briefing panel, which also included Phoebe Ingraham, Reading Recovery teacher leader, Wright State University, Dayton, OH; Ron Marostica, assistant superintendent, RE-1 Valley School District, Sterling, CO; and Craig Dougherty, RRCNA Board member and superintendent, Sheridan County School District #2, Sheridan, WY. The audience members included educational staff for many senators and representatives, including Senators Harkin and Grassley of Iowa. Panelists and RRCNA participants also met with the congressional offices of 15 legislators who are members of the House and Senate education appropriations committees.
Dr. Forbes is President-Elect of the Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA). The full account of this briefing can be found at the RRCNA website