New Mexico is focused on improving 3rd grade reading proficiency, but state and local education officials disagree about whether parents are being adequately informed and whether students are being inappropriately promoted.
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January 12, 2017
Teachers thought early education was both important and "hot;" access to books, teacher preparation, and underresourced schools, they said, are important but not as trendy.
November 25, 2016
A lawsuit had claimed that policy decisions in Michigan have led to Detroit's schoolchildren being deprived of their right to literacy.
November 23, 2016
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and the Library of Congress, will meet with 9th grade English teachers in Chicago Public Schools to revamp poetry instruction.
November 10, 2016
Two teachers in Mineola, N.Y., discuss the pros and cons of teaching Shakespeare with 21st century technology in a video produced as part of a special report on digital literacy.
October 20, 2016
The National Council of Teachers of English asks writers why they write to mark the 8th National Day on Writing.
October 14, 2016
In these audio clips, the author and retired professor discusses how background knowledge affects reading comprehension, why he thinks the common core's focus on reading complex texts is useless, and what education policymakers can learn from France.
October 10, 2016
In a recent interview, one of the lead writers of the reading standards explained that the decision was about prioritiesand that learning to use technology took precedence. But what does the research say?
October 06, 2016
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is publishing reviews, written by teachers, of free and low-cost digital tools that can supplement classroom curricula.
September 23, 2016
Gene Luen Yang, a graphic novelist who writes about identity and cultural differences for young adults and spent nearly two decades as a high school computer science teacher, was among 23 winners of the prestigious award.