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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.

October 14, 2016

E.D. Hirsch on Why Text Complexity Is a 'Myth' (Audio Interview)

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

Why Don't the Common-Core Standards Include Cursive Writing?

In a recent interview, one of the lead writers of the reading standards explained that the decision was about priorities—and that learning to use technology took precedence. But what does the research say?

October 06, 2016

Teachers Review 'Promising' Digital Tools for English/Language Arts Instruction

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is publishing reviews, written by teachers, of free and low-cost digital tools that can supplement classroom curricula.

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