Kentucky Reads to Succeed Summer Conference, register now(FRANKFORT, KY) – Registration is now open for the Kentucky Reads to Succeed Summer Conference, hosted by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Teaching and Learning, Division of Early Literacy. The conference will take place June 20 at the Central Bank Center, formerly the Lexington Convention Center.

Keynote speaker Emily Hanford, an education journalist and host of the Sold a Story podcast, the second-most-shared show on Apple Podcasts in 2023 and one of Time magazine’s top three podcasts of the year, has been covering education for American Public Media since 2008. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Educator Writers Association (EWA) Public Service Award in 2019 and the 2017 Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award from the American Educational Research Association.

The conference requires registration but is free to Kentucky K-12 public educators and will offer focused learning paths to meet the needs of teachers and administrators. Attendees will learn from KDE consultants and partners about:

  • Evidence-based instructional shifts for literacy;
  • The benefits of structured literacy;
  • Why high-quality instructional resources matter; and 
  • Available resources for implementing the Read to Succeed Act.

Visit the Kentucky Reads to Succeed Summer Conference webpage to register.