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Love Is a Lesson Plan—Teaching That Counts with Kareem Weaver

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Kareem Weaver, Co-Founder of FULCRUM, shares insights into championing children's literacy through the Science of Reading. Weaver underlines the essential elements of an effective literacy program, including impactful curricula, targeted professional development, and dedicated school leadership. He stresses literacy's transformative role as a conduit to success and advocates for a collective push toward ensuring every student receives comprehensive reading and writing instruction. Watch Now!

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Thought Leader: Kareem Weaver

Kareem Weaver is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of FULCRUM and is also the Oakland NAACP's 2nd Vice President and Chair of its Education Committee. Kareem's advocacy is featured in the film The Right to Read. Weaver previously served as New Leaders’ Executive Director of the Western Region and was an award-winning teacher and administrator. He has undergraduate degrees from Morehouse College and a master’s in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Weaver believes in the potential of all students, the brotherhood of man, and the importance of service above self. His educational heroine, for literacy instruction, is the late Marva Collins.

Get to Know the Host: Dr. Cheryl Lundy Swift

Cheryl holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, is a distinguished educational leader, and has been recognized with multiple awards for her achievements. She served as the lead curriculum developer for Learning Without Tears' Get Set for School Language and Literacy curriculum, which received an AEP Distinguished Achievement Award, and was awarded the Investors Bank Educator of the Year Award.

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