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.
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October 22, 2015
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
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
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
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
Students who took music classes developed improved and lasting phonological skills that can translate to language abilities, new research finds.
July 17, 2015
Starting today, about 6,000 educators, researchers, librarians, and experts are gathering here for three days of literacy professional development.
May 28, 2015
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
A new research initiative aims to find the most critical vocabulary needed for reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.
April 14, 2015
The toolkit for determining whether publishers' instructional materials are aligned to the Common Core State Standards has grown once again.