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September 23, 2016

Graphic Novelist and Computer Science Teacher Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

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

Common-Core Reading Materials Get Mixed Results in First Major Review

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

Social Media Use Linked to Low Math, Reading, Science Performance

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

U.S. Ed. Department Pushes Summer Reading With #ReadWhereYouAre

The U.S. Department of Education is asking people to share photos of themselves reading as part of its #ReadWhereYouAre campaign.

August 01, 2016

Three Skills to Improve Deep Reading Comprehension

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

U.S. Teachers Score Below Average on Numeracy Skills

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.

July 19, 2016

The Melania Trump Plagiarism Charge: A Teachable Moment?

A scenario familiar to many classroom teachers is playing out on a much bigger scale at the Republican National Convention.

July 08, 2016

Elie Wiesel's Memory Lives On in English Classrooms Through 'Night'

Wiesel, who died at age 87, wrote dozens of books, the first and perhaps most influential of which was Night, a Holocaust memoir that's taught in middle and high school classrooms around the world.

July 06, 2016

Should Teachers Still Be Using 'Just Right' Books?

Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan says the idea that students should mainly read texts at their "instructional level" simply isn't backed by research.

June 24, 2016

1 in 5 Teachers Unfamiliar With the Common-Core Standards for Writing

A recent survey finds that teachers say the common-core standards have led them to focus more on teaching writing than they have in the past, and yet they haven't gotten the proper training to do so.

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