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January 14, 2013

Survey: E-book Popularity Soaring, But Kids Still Love Printed Books

More than half the children surveyed said they still want to read books on paper even though electronic versions are available.

November 14, 2012

Education Week Special Report Examines Common-Core Literacy

The Education Week staff offers a package of stories that examine the changing literacy landscape.

October 09, 2012

Reading Group Issues Guidance for Common Core

The International Reading Association aims to help teachers put the common standards in reading into practice.

September 28, 2012

Should the Common Standards 'Change Everything'?

A common-standards advocate argues that many aspects of American education will have to change if schooling is to fully reflect the new expectations.

August 20, 2012

Sample Common-Assessment Items Released, Traffic Crashes Server

One of the state groups designing tests for the common standards released a flurry of sample items that offer an idea of what the tests might look like.

August 16, 2012

Basal-Reader Project Goes Online

A project to design common-core-aligned questions for the nation's most popular basal readers makes all of its resources available for free online.

August 15, 2012

New Research Expands Thinking on Text Complexity

New research confirms the value of using readability formulas such as Lexile to predict reading difficulty. But that represents only one of three factors common-standards creators suggest be considered when sizing up a text's complexity.

July 25, 2012

Today in Nostalgia: Scholastic Shuts Down Weekly Reader

After 100 years in classrooms, the student newsmagazine will be closed and merged into Scholastic News.

July 17, 2012

Study: U.S. Test Gains Middling Compared With Other Nations

The rate at which U.S. students have improved their achievement since 1995 falls in the middle of the pack when compared with other, mostly industrialized nations, a new study drawing on standardized test data finds. In addition, the researchers shed light on which U.S. states have seen the fastest...

July 13, 2012

Federal Aid for Literacy Programs Makes Comeback

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking applicants for a new 'innovative literacy' program, though in some ways it's not exactly new.

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