Nancy Lai is the director of literacy at the Oakland Unified School District, and she knows everything about all things literacy.
It was great to talk to her about reading, why she’s in education, and what she’s doing in Oakland to improve students’ reading and writing skills.
Later on in the podcast, we switched to talking about the lead article in last week’s newsletter, “The Ghosts of the Tsunami,” by Richard Lloyd Parry.
There’s plenty of good stuff in here, so take a listen! And if you’d like, feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts!