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June 16, 2017

Success Academy Charter Network Opens Up Literacy Curriculum

The Success Academies charter school group is making its early literacy curriculum available for all educators to view.

June 12, 2017

Q&A: 'The Writing Revolution' Encourages Focus on Crafting Good Sentences

Students need explicit instruction in how to use appositives, dependent clauses, and conjunctions, among other grammatical devices, says the author of a new book on teaching writing.

May 24, 2017

Reading and the Mind: An Interview With Daniel Willingham

The cognitive psychologist's new book "is meant to leave the teacher with a useful cartoon model of what's happening in the mind when a skilled reader reads."

May 12, 2017

High-Stakes Poetry Competition Brings Students to the Stage

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

In Elementary School Science, What's at Stake When We Call an 'Argument' an 'Opinion'?

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.

April 19, 2017

Students Entering 1st Grade With Better Reading Skills Than Previously, Study Says

Struggling readers in particular have made steep gains on basic reading skills, according to a 12-year study.

April 18, 2017

K-2 Common-Core Reading Materials Get a Look From Curriculum Review Site

This is EdReport.org's first review of reading materials for students in grades K-2, including one open educational resource.

March 27, 2017

How Are Teachers Using EngageNY's Reading and Math Materials?

About one in three teachers nationally are using the free online materials, but which teachers are these and how are they using them?

March 23, 2017

In California, More Ways to Vet Reading and Math Materials

A new effort from the folks at EdReports.org seeks to help California districts whittle down their curriculum choices.

March 16, 2017

A Call to Abandon Whole-Class Novels

A recent blog post revives the debate over whether teachers should assign all students in a class to read the same book.

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