The new schools chancellor in New York City is advocating teachers use the once-mandated citywide but since questioned (discredited, by some accounts) approach to reading instruction known as "balanced literacy."
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July 10, 2014
June 12, 2014
Third graders in South Carolina who cannot demonstrate reading proficiency on a state test will be held back starting in the 2017-18 school year, according to legislation just signed by the governor.
May 30, 2014
A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.
May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou, eminent poet and memoirist, died at age 86.
May 22, 2014
In Oklahoma, thousands of students will now be able to move from 3rd to 4th grade despite having failed a state standardized reading test.
May 14, 2014
The latest round of NAEP results for 12th graders delves into a variety of contextual factors, including math courses students have taken and their attitudes toward reading.
May 08, 2014
An examination of what students choose for their "outside" reading in grades 1 through 12 shows disconcerting patterns taking hold in middle school.
April 14, 2014
The American Library Association's annual 'State of the Libraries' list singles out books that are most often challenged as inappropriate reading for young people.
January 28, 2014
An author makes the argument that skimming is a "crucial skill" for close literary analysis, and one that should be explicitly taught.
January 28, 2014
NAEP data analyzed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation show large swaths of children not reading proficiently by 4th grade in every state.