AU’s Schar College of Education to Host Reading Recovery Open House and Celebration

AU’s Schar College of Education to Host Reading Recovery Open House and Celebration

1/31/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Schar College of Education will host an open house and celebration for the 30th anniversary of the Reading Recovery Program at the Ashland University and Mansfield City Schools site.

The event will be held Feb. 9 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Schar College of Education’s Ronk Lecture Hall and Rooms 104, 135 and 140. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

“This event will provide everyone in attendance with a chance to see where the program has been since it was started in 1987 and where we are going next,” said Dr. Donna Breault, dean of the Schar College of Education. “It will allow everyone to see a Reading Recovery lesson and learn more about literacy lessons.”

A special guest for the event will be Mary Fried, who is an Ohio State University trainer. She will speak at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall.

Fried is one of the teachers who was involved in the 1984-85 pilot project at Ohio State University with the Reading Recovery founder, Marie Clay. The Ashland University/Mansfield City Schools Reading Recovery partnership was formed only a couple of years later and is one of the oldest Reading Recovery sites in the nation.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###

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