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October 29, 2015

For Reading, Knowledge Matters More Than Strategies, Some Experts Say

Improving reading comprehension is not about giving students good "strategies," it's about increasing their knowledge base about the world, a panel of experts argued.

October 22, 2015

After Controversy Over Offensive Books, Minneapolis Dumps Reading Horizons

The Minneapolis school district says it is immediately pulling an early-reader program that has books with racial, gender, and cultural stereotypes.

October 20, 2015

Few States Require College- and Career-Ready Courses for Graduation, Study Says

Just four states and the District of Columbia require students to complete college- and career-ready level courses in math and English/language arts to graduate, according to a new report.

October 16, 2015

3rd Grade Reading Retention: A Closer Look at North Carolina's Literacy Law

Nearly 14 percent of 3rd graders in North Carolina were "retained" last year for not meeting reading proficiency standards—but the numbers are more complicated than they seem.

July 29, 2015

Closed Captioning: An 'Undervalued' Method for Reading Improvement?

In a new Education Week commentary piece, public radio reporter Monica Brady-Myerov argues that reading same-language subtitles can boost students' literacy.

July 29, 2015

Music Class May Help Students' Language Skills, Study Finds

Students who took music classes developed improved and lasting phonological skills that can translate to language abilities, new research finds.

July 17, 2015

Educators Await Reading Experts, Authors, and Shaq at Literacy Conference

Starting today, about 6,000 educators, researchers, librarians, and experts are gathering here for three days of literacy professional development.

May 28, 2015

Literacy Expert: Weak Readers Lack Fluency, Not Critical Thinking

Students who are far from reading on grade level should not be expected to meet the higher expectations of the Common Core State Standards in a year or two, said literacy expert David Liben.

April 27, 2015

Researchers Look to Identify 'Priority' Vocabulary Words for All Subjects

A new research initiative aims to find the most critical vocabulary needed for reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

April 14, 2015

Common-Core Alignment Tool: Looking at Grade-Level Textbooks

The toolkit for determining whether publishers' instructional materials are aligned to the Common Core State Standards has grown once again.

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