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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.

July 29, 2015

Music Class May Help Students' Language Skills, Study Finds

Students who took music classes developed improved and lasting phonological skills that can translate to language abilities, new research finds.

July 17, 2015

Educators Await Reading Experts, Authors, and Shaq at Literacy Conference

Starting today, about 6,000 educators, researchers, librarians, and experts are gathering here for three days of literacy professional development.

May 28, 2015

Literacy Expert: Weak Readers Lack Fluency, Not Critical Thinking

Students who are far from reading on grade level should not be expected to meet the higher expectations of the Common Core State Standards in a year or two, said literacy expert David Liben.

April 27, 2015

Researchers Look to Identify 'Priority' Vocabulary Words for All Subjects

A new research initiative aims to find the most critical vocabulary needed for reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

April 14, 2015

Common-Core Alignment Tool: Looking at Grade-Level Textbooks

The toolkit for determining whether publishers' instructional materials are aligned to the Common Core State Standards has grown once again.

April 08, 2015

NCLB Rewrite Expands Definition of 'Core Subjects,' Sparks Testing Outcry

The Senate draft adds writing, computer science, technology, music, and physical education to the list of "core academic subjects."

March 31, 2015

NAEP Scores Show Little Progress in Students' Grasp of Vocabulary

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.

February 11, 2015

Holding 3rd Graders Back in Mississippi? No. Well, Maybe

Lawmakers vote to delay the 3rd grade reading gate scheduled for this year, but many had second thoughts about their votes.

October 06, 2014

Common-Core Teaching: Balancing Grade-Level and 'Frustration-Level' Texts

Teachers and academic scholars are debating ways to interpret, and teach, the text-complexity expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

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