President Bush NominateS SMU Professor TO LITERACY BOARD
President George W. Bush announced his intention to nominate SMU’s Patricia G. Mathes, TI Endowed Chair in Reading Research and Professor, to be a member of the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board.
Conference Explores Science of Reading
“Plain Talk About Reading,” held March 27-28 at SMU, helped classroom teachers and administrators learn about the latest reading research. The conference was sponsored by SMU’s Institute for Reading Research and the Center for Development and Learning of Covington, La.
Can Reading Failure Really Be Prevented?
"For years we’ve used genetics and family life as excuses for reading failure. I take no excuses. These are challenges. It’s time to get past blaming the child or family and start working on the part we can control." — Patricia G. Mathes, TI Endowed Chair in Reading Research