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Verner Elementary chosen to be a Dyslexia Learning Lab school.

Verner Elementary has been chosen by the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Reading Initiative to be a Dyslexia Learning Lab school. Other schools across the UA/UWA region will be invited to observe Verner teachers implementing sound, research, scientifically based strategies to reach students with Dyslexia, those with characteristics of dyslexia and children who are struggling as they learn to read.

On February 21, a cohort of leaders from across the region will visit Verner Elementary School to observe the strategies, problem-solve literacy issues and become more aware of the aspects of the new Alabama Literacy Act.

“The strides made at Verner during the first half of the year is remarkable," Greg Cobb, Leadership Support Specialist for the Alabama Reading Initiative. "The data is showing that more students are learning how to read at an accelerated pace.”

The school's principal calls the results "amazing."

The current reading data has shown us that the combination of research essentials, effective intervention, and best practices has made a difference in the reading, writing, and spelling success of our students,” said Beth Curtis, Verner Elementary Principal.

Curtis added that students and teachers continuously celebrating their achievements that have occurred this year.