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February 09, 2011

Thanking a Teacher

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.

January 10, 2011

Dearth of High School Research Papers Gets Attention

A crusader for high school research papers gets a national boost for his cause.

January 05, 2011

Taking the 'N Word' Out of 'Huckleberry Finn'

A new edition of Huckleberry Finn replaces the "n word" with the word "slave."

November 24, 2010

Literacy Groups Fear Losing Federal Aid With Earmark Ban

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

Common-Standards Watch: Minnesota's ELA Makes 38

Minnesota becomes the 38th state to adopt the common standards, but only in English/language arts

September 20, 2010

Feds Should Enlarge Role in Adolescent Literacy, Report Says

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

Will the Common Standards Change Curriculum?

A wave of curricular responses to the common standards is building.

August 09, 2010

Curriculum Really Does Matter, and Other Thoughts

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

More Details Emerge on Common Standards in California

The California state board of education is expected to vote on the common standards on Aug. 2.

July 16, 2010

Key Calif. Commission Recommends Common Standards

A California commission voted to recommend that the state adopt recently developed common standards, but not before putting its own imprint on them.

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