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February 24, 2017

Common-Core Materials Continue to Vary in Quality, According to Textbook Review

The newest batch of K-12 textbook reviews from nonprofit EdReports.org has some bad news for at least one major publisher.

February 22, 2017

The Hamburger Method for Essay Writing

In this Education Week video, a 4th grader describes an approach to essay writing used in many elementary classrooms across the country in which the image of a hamburger serves as a graphic organizer.

February 14, 2017

Reading Apprenticeship Developers Discuss How to Avoid Reform Fatigue

A new book on the Reading Apprenticeship approach focuses on how schools and districts can implement and expand a reading program for secondary students.

February 09, 2017

Dystopian Literature Makes Appearances on Bestseller List — And In School

More dystopian novels have appeared on bestseller charts.

January 20, 2017

In New Mexico, Disagreement About 3rd Grade Reading and 'Social Promotion'

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.

January 12, 2017

Survey: In Literacy, What's Trendy Isn't Always What's Important

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

Is Literacy a Fundamental Right? Michigan's Governor Says No

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

Poet Laureate Partners With Chicago Public School Teachers

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

Video: What Does Teaching 'Macbeth' Look Like in the Digital Age?

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

National Day of Writing Takes to the Air

The National Council of Teachers of English asks writers why they write to mark the 8th National Day on Writing.

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