Famed poet Nikki Giovanni reflects on her wanderings through the academic disciplines, and thanks her English teacher for the sheer freedom of reading that led her to find her place.
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February 09, 2011
January 10, 2011
A crusader for high school research papers gets a national boost for his cause.
January 05, 2011
A new edition of Huckleberry Finn replaces the "n word" with the word "slave."
November 24, 2010
Reading Is Fundamental and the National Writing Project could lose funding under an amendment being pursued by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
September 30, 2010
Minnesota becomes the 38th state to adopt the common standards, but only in English/language arts
September 20, 2010
A new policy brief outlines steps the federal government should take to improve literacy development at the middle and high school levels.
August 20, 2010
A wave of curricular responses to the common standards is building.
August 09, 2010
A few assorted tidbits for you to get your week started: The Shanker blog reflects on the way too many people confuse standards with curriculum. (Hat tip to Joanne Jacobs.) Utah, which tentatively adopted the common standards way back in June, makes it final. The National Review revisits the test...
July 16, 2010
The California state board of education is expected to vote on the common standards on Aug. 2.
July 16, 2010
A California commission voted to recommend that the state adopt recently developed common standards, but not before putting its own imprint on them.