California's constitution contains a "right to literacy," and the state has failed to provide some students the opportunity to achieve it, argues the lawsuit filed today by students, parents, and advocacy groups. The new challenge echoes a lawsuit filed in Michigan in 2016.
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August 11, 2017
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July 18, 2017
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June 26, 2017
Atlanta will begin training its literacy teachers in an approach with roots in the early 20th century.
June 16, 2017
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June 12, 2017
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May 24, 2017
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May 12, 2017
Welcome to the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, where 53 high school students recited poems—classical, modern, long, and short—and competed for $20,000 in prize money.
April 25, 2017
A researcher argues there's a fundamental mismatch between how the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards think about arguments, and that that mismatch has real negative consequences for teachers and students.