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The recently established Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy, a collaboration between Reading Reform Foundation of New York and Manhattanville College in Westchester County, New York is a groundbreaking graduate-level program, building on their three-year co-shared pilot program at the Thomas A. Edison School in Port Chester, New York.

In an in-school component of this program, seven of Edison's K-2 teachers applied Reading Reform Foundation methods for the benefit of one hundred fifty students. The approach integrates the teaching of reading, writing, spelling and comprehension. According to a preliminary study by Manhattanville's School of Education, the children in Reading Reform Foundation classrooms, contrasted with their peers, attained greater fluency when reading aloud, improved their spelling, and had greater facility in writing and speaking.

Benefactor Sandra Priest Rose has said, "This is the beginning of an intellectual journey for the students that will contribute to a lifetime of analytical thought, careful reasoning and even poetic heights, essential to the good life of the individual and society."

For further information on the Manhattanville program, please contact Pledger Fedora, Professor/Director, Rose Institute, telephone: 914.323.1650 / email:

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"The parents are so excited by the program. One parent sat in on a lesson just to see how well her child was doing. She couldn't believe what she witnessed and how well he was reading. I would rather stop breathing than to give up teaching this way."

—First-grade teacher

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Reading Reform Foundation offers courses all year round which model the techniques of our approach to teaching. Participants may be certified teachers, administrators or parents. Classes are held in our conveniently located headquarters, one half-block west of Columbus Circle.

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