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May 24, 2017

Reading and the Mind: An Interview With Daniel Willingham

The cognitive psychologist's new book "is meant to leave the teacher with a useful cartoon model of what's happening in the mind when a skilled reader reads."

May 12, 2017

High-Stakes Poetry Competition Brings Students to the Stage

Welcome to the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, where 53 high school students recited poems—classical, modern, long, and short—and competed for $20,000 in prize money.

May 05, 2017

Invented Spelling Leads to Better Reading, Study Says

Encouraging kindergartners' attempts to spell unknown words on their own can help them become better readers, according to a recent study.

May 03, 2017

New York Set to Revise Common-Core Reading and Math Standards

New York state is considering adopting a new set of K-12 reading and math standards that differ somewhat from the Common Core State Standards, which have had rocky reception in the state since they went into place in 2010.

April 26, 2017

Study: Teachers Value Independent Reading But Lack Class Time for It

Nearly all teachers and principals believe students should have time for independent reading at school, yet only about a third of teachers set aside time each day for this, according to a recent survey.

April 19, 2017

Students Entering 1st Grade With Better Reading Skills Than Previously, Study Says

Struggling readers in particular have made steep gains on basic reading skills, according to a 12-year study.

April 18, 2017

K-2 Common-Core Reading Materials Get a Look From Curriculum Review Site

This is EdReport.org's first review of reading materials for students in grades K-2, including one open educational resource.

March 27, 2017

How Are Teachers Using EngageNY's Reading and Math Materials?

About one in three teachers nationally are using the free online materials, but which teachers are these and how are they using them?

March 23, 2017

In California, More Ways to Vet Reading and Math Materials

A new effort from the folks at EdReports.org seeks to help California districts whittle down their curriculum choices.

March 16, 2017

A Call to Abandon Whole-Class Novels

A recent blog post revives the debate over whether teachers should assign all students in a class to read the same book.

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