Senior Correspondent and Producer American Public Media
Emily Hanford is a senior correspondent and producer for American Public Media. Her work has appeared on NPR and in The New York Times, Washington Monthly, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications. Her work has won numerous honors including a duPont-Columbia University Award and the Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award from the American Educational Research Association. Emily is a member of the Education Writers Association’s Journalist Advisory Board and was a longtime mentor for EWA’s “new to the beat” program. For the past several years, Emily has been reporting on early reading instruction. Her 2018 podcast episode “Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?” won the inaugural public service award from EWA. You can find all of her reporting on reading at apmreports.org/reading, including her new podcast, Sold a Story: How teaching kids to read went so wrong (soldastory.org). Emily is based in the Washington, D.C. area.
Journalist Emily Hanford reports on early reading instruction in American schools. It started more than five years ago with an
interest in the needs of children with dyslexia and expanded into core instruction and why that instruction is not meeting the needs
of many children. In this keynote presentation, Emily will talk about her most recent podcast, Sold a Story. She'll talk about what
she's hearing from parents and teachers all over the world and what's changing in classrooms.
Senior Correspondent and Producer for American Public Media