John Wyble, president and CEO of the Center for Literacy and Learning, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 16. He will discuss several bills pending before the Legislature that deal with dyslexia and improving literacy in the lower grades. Only one in four students entering fourth grade in Louisiana is a proficient reader.
Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at noon, is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.