Due to the unfortunate death of Elizabeth Edwards on Tuesday the Channel Two news postponed their broadcast of this story from last night to tonight.
IMPORTANT VISION PROGRAM WITHIN LAUSD:
Dec 8 - Tune in at 11pm on
Tuesday Wednesday evening on channel 2. There will be great story about a student vision program within LAUSD that is producing some phenomenal results, including improved student performance.
Ann Street School in Los Angeles has been working with the Gemstone Foundation to provide students with a vision training program meant to improve reading skills. Last year Assemblymember (now Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect) Tom Torlakson joined Ann St. Principal Jane Urbina to announce the first semester results and tour the program.
“Typical school vision screenings only test for part of the problem, not the whole vision system,” said Torlakson. “Good visual skills are essential to reading and this program has seen dramatic results by correctly assessing and improving brain-eye-coordination.”