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William Baker '10, now attending DePaul University in Chicago, is donating 10 percent of the income from his sales position to sponsor 50 teachers to attend The Dyslexia Foundation's annual conference, according to a press release sent out on Monday by his father.

The conference, "A Recipe for Successful Teaching and Learning: Literacy, Reading, and Dyslexia: From Research to Practice" will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010, at Harvard Medical School. The conference is intended for parents, teachers, and students interested in learning the latest information on practical applications and scientific foundations of literacy, reading, and dyslexia.

South Coast Today published an article about the donation on December 14. Read the article here.

Speakers for the conference include: Dr. Albert Galaburda of Harvard Medical School; Dr. Peggy McCardle of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health; Dr. Benita Blachman of the Center for Health and Behavior Syracuse University; Dr. Maureen Lovett of University of Toronto; and Dr. Ken Pugh of Yale School of Medicine.

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