The Natalie Wexler Scholarship is named in honor of journalist, Natalie Wexler, author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System – And How to Fix It. This scholarship recognizes Ms. Wexler for her work explaining to the public how the U.S. education system suffers from a lack of knowledge-based curricula and a misplaced focus on “strategies” instead of knowledge. Through her writing and speaking, Ms. Wexler is helping schools identify better ways to teach and helping parents to demand the use of science-backed educational methods.
Each Natalie Wexler Scholarship, worth $1,200, will fund 12 weeks of one-on-one, structured literacy therapy for a struggling reader participating in Lexercise’s accredited professional development practicum with a qualified and supervised adult trainee.
This scholarship was created to acknowledge the importance of literacy for knowledge-building, critical thinking, analysis, and expression. It gives students across the nation, no matter where they live, access to structured literacy intervention while providing a supervised, clinical training practicum for qualified adult educators in training.
Let’s train more educators in structured literacy...
...so that more students get the intervention they need.