Despite a move towards using more nonfiction texts in the classroom, young adults' poetry readership in 2017 was the highest on record over a 15-year period.
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September 17, 2018
July 24, 2018
A lawsuit arguing that the California constitution's right to a basic education includes access to literacy has cleared a major hurdle.
July 19, 2018
Teachers are assigning more nonfiction and teaching vocabulary in context—but they report using fewer grade-level readings in their classes, an expansive new report concludes.
June 01, 2018
Karthik Nemmani, 14, from McKinney, Texas, nabbed the Scripps National Spelling Bee champion title on Thursday night in Oxon Hill, Md.
May 31, 2018
The PARCC test is harder than some of its competitors, but nearly all states have raised the bar on tests in recent years.
April 06, 2018
The proposal draws on arguments that reading tests that focus on applying skills to generic passages disadvantage students who don't have the background knowledge to fully grasp them.
February 14, 2018
An audit reveals the district is years behind in matching textbooks to its state reading and math standards.
January 09, 2018
Mixing up lay and lie was the top usage error of 2017, according to a recent report by NoRedInk, a website that aims to help students bone up on grammar and writing skills.
January 08, 2018
Digital literacy and testing may be hot topics, but respondents to a new survey want more of a focus on teacher preparation and materials.
December 05, 2017
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.