The National Council of Teachers of English asks writers why they write to mark the 8th National Day on Writing.
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October 20, 2016
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.
August 30, 2016
After analyzing dozens of K-12 math textbooks—and determining that most of the major publishers were selling subpar common-core products—the curriculum review group EdReports.org has moved on to English/language arts materials.
August 10, 2016
Fifteen-year-olds who play online video games score above average in math, reading, and science, while those who engage in social networking tend to score below average, according to an analysis of international assessment data.
August 05, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education is asking people to share photos of themselves reading as part of its #ReadWhereYouAre campaign.
August 01, 2016
A recent study found that academic language, perspective taking, and complex reasoning can predict the kind of deep reading comprehension students need in secondary school and beyond.
July 26, 2016
Researchers find that U.S. teachers perform about as well as other American college graduates in literacy skills, but lag both fellow college-educated Americans and their international peers in math skills.