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.
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November 23, 2016
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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
The National Council of Teachers of English asks writers why they write to mark the 8th National Day on Writing.
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.