Deborah Reed, director of the Tennessee Reading Research Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was interviewed Nov. 4 on The Hallerin Hilton Hill Show on News Talk 98.7, WOKI-FM in Knoxville. The interview is part of a series Hill is producing with a focus on the impactful research being conducted throughout UT and the faculty behind that work.
In this episode, Reed discusses how the Tennessee Reading Research Center can be the leader for literacy in the state and nation. She works to evaluate components around state legislation to help advance reading proficiency. Reed says the best approach to teaching literacy is systematic explicit instruction in foundational literacy skills.
Listen to the episode online and tune in to Hill’s live show on weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m.