California and the rest of the nation is facing a literacy crisis in which children across the country are struggling to learn to read at grade level by third grade.

EdSource reporters have spent the past year chronicling California’s Reading Dilemma and the national debate over how to teach reading. We recently held a roundtable discussion on what parents and teachers can do to help their children and students learn how to read by third grade.

To continue the conversation, EdSource journalists John Fensterwald and Karen D’Souza will host a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on literacy. The AMA will provide an opportunity for Reddit users to ask questions and receive answers from Fensterwald and D’Souza about the philosophical tug-of-war between teaching philosophies and the role teachers and parents can play in helping kids to learn how to read.

The EdSource Reddit AMA will take place on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. EdSource readers are encouraged to submit their questions during the online event.

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What is a Reddit AMA?

An AMA, which stands for “Ask Me Anything” is a crowdsourced interview. The interviewee begins the process by starting a post, describing who they are and what they do. Then commenters from across the internet leave questions and can vote on other questions according to which they would like to see answered.

The interviewee can go through and reply to the questions they find interesting and easily see those questions the internet is dying to have the answer to. Because the internet is asking the questions, they’re going to be a mix of serious and lighthearted, and interviewees will end up sharing all sorts of things you won’t find in a normal interview.

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  1. Dick Jung 1 month ago1 month ago

    Looking good, John!