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May 04, 2016

New York City Aims to Place Reading Coaches in Every Elementary School

As part of a larger equity-focused agenda announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen FariƱa last fall, New York City public schools are working on a 10-year deadline to get all students reading proficiently by the end of 2nd grade.

April 22, 2016

White House Rolls Out Early-Childhood STEM Initiatives

The White House is celebrating federal, state and local initiatives intended to help young children learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math.

April 13, 2016

Maryland Retreats From New Kindergarten Readiness Testing

Less than two years after it started a leading-edge readiness assessment for kindergarten students, Maryland backs off, saying it takes too much time away from instruction.

February 05, 2016

New Literacy Program Gives D.C. Children a Free Book Every Month

Through the District of Columbia's new "Books From Birth" literacy initiative, children under 5 years old will be eligible to have a free book sent to their houses every month.

December 28, 2015

Dyslexia Signs Can Show Up Before Early Reading

The academic gaps related to dyslexia can show up in verbal deficiencies years before children traditionally are expected to read.

October 29, 2015

For Reading, Knowledge Matters More Than Strategies, Some Experts Say

Improving reading comprehension is not about giving students good "strategies," it's about increasing their knowledge base about the world, a panel of experts argued.

October 01, 2015

Extra School Days Help High-Flyers More Than Struggling Students

More time spent in school seems to be especially helpful for Kindergartners who were already doing well academically.

July 29, 2015

Closed Captioning: An 'Undervalued' Method for Reading Improvement?

In a new Education Week commentary piece, public radio reporter Monica Brady-Myerov argues that reading same-language subtitles can boost students' literacy.

January 14, 2015

The Drumbeat of Kindergarten Assessment Results

The growing popularity of kindergarten-readiness tests risks sending messages that children are "lacking" even before they start school, early-childhood experts say.

May 22, 2014

Oklahoma Ends Retention Policy for 3rd Graders Who Fail Reading Test

In Oklahoma, thousands of students will now be able to move from 3rd to 4th grade despite having failed a state standardized reading test.

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