A Conversation with Nell K. Duke

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Dr. Nell K. Duke talks to us about equity, research, and equitable, research-based resources for schools and teachers. Nell is known for her work in the areas of early literacy development, particularly the development of informational reading and writing in young children, comprehension development and instruction in early schooling, and issues of equity in literacy education. Dr. Duke has received numerous awards for her work including the P. David Pearson Scholarly Influence Award from the Literacy Research Association and the International Literacy Association's William S. Gray Citation of Merit for outstanding contributions to research, theory, practice, and policy. Nell has been named one of the most influential education scholars in the U.S. in EdWeek. You can connect with Dr. Duke through her website at www.nellkduke.org or on Twitter @nellkduke.

During her episode, Dr. Duke mentions these websites: www.LiteracyEssentials.org and www.NellKDuke.org.


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