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June 13, 2018

Students Like Math and Science More, and Reading Less, Than They Used To

Students like math and science more than they did nearly a decade ago, but they like reading less, especially in elementary school.

May 31, 2018

PARCC Sets the Tougher Bar Among Shared Tests, Study Shows

The PARCC test is harder than some of its competitors, but nearly all states have raised the bar on tests in recent years.

May 17, 2018

Book About Transgender Child Sparks Controversy in Elementary Schools

Two school districts in Oregon have barred students from participating in a popular reading competition because the reading list for grades 3 through 5 includes a book about a transgender child.

March 22, 2018

Arming Teens in the Fight Against Fake News

A new project called MediaWise, backed by a $3 million Google grant, aims to teach young people how to tell fact from fiction online.

February 14, 2018

Eight Years Late, Detroit Discovers Its Curriculum Is Misaligned

An audit reveals the district is years behind in matching textbooks to its state reading and math standards.

February 12, 2018

The Year's Best in Children's Books

Hello, Universe wins the Newbery Award, and Wolf in the Snow snags the Caldecott. Read on for more of this year's winners of the most prestigious children's literature awards.

February 05, 2018

Stop Using the Label 'Struggling Reader,' Author Jacqueline Woodson Advises

The bestselling author of the memoir-in-verse Brown Girl Dreaming was recently named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Here's how she plans to use her new platform.

January 23, 2018

Washington Post Owner Bezos Gives to News Literacy Group

Bezos, also the CEO of Amazon.com, will give $250,000 to the News Literacy Project.

December 05, 2017

Do Students Have a 'Right to Read' in California? So Argues This Lawsuit

California's constitution contains a "right to literacy," and the state has failed to provide some students the opportunity to achieve it, argues the lawsuit filed today by students, parents, and advocacy groups. The new challenge echoes a lawsuit filed in Michigan in 2016.

September 01, 2017

Watchdog Gives a Scarlet Letter to Some High School Literature Curricula

Three commercial series got top marks for common-core alignment from EdReports.org. But the group said three others had problems in at least one grade level.

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