Students in 4th, 8th and 12th grade show an interesting mix of strength and weakness in their ability to choose the right meaning of vocabulary words in context.
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March 31, 2015
February 11, 2015
Lawmakers vote to delay the 3rd grade reading gate scheduled for this year, but many had second thoughts about their votes.
October 06, 2014
Teachers and academic scholars are debating ways to interpret, and teach, the text-complexity expectations of the Common Core State Standards.
September 23, 2014
The 32-year-old event encourages the reading of books that have been challenged or banned from bookstores and libraries.
September 02, 2014
Elementary students who participated in a music enrichment program for two years showed improvement in their ability to process speech sounds, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
August 04, 2014
Fourth graders struggled with some of the most basic functions on a computer-based writing assessment, according to a recent federal study.
June 03, 2014
A survey of 500 district superintendents and administrators across 48 states shows mostly strong support for the common-core standards, but it also finds concern that the standards are being implemented too quickly with insufficient support.
April 18, 2014
Columbian writerand arguably one of the most influential novelists of the 20th centuryGabriel García Márquez died yesterday at age 87.
April 14, 2014
The American Library Association's annual 'State of the Libraries' list singles out books that are most often challenged as inappropriate reading for young people.
January 13, 2014
Among the changes Florida is considering is the addition of 52 calculus standards, and the requirement that elementary students master cursive writing.