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August 24, 2016

Two-Thirds of U.S. 11th Graders Now Taking ACT, While Scores Drop Slightly

The decline in scores is not unexpected, say company representatives, because more states began requiring all 11th graders take the college readiness exam.

August 05, 2016

U.S. Ed. Department Pushes Summer Reading With #ReadWhereYouAre

The U.S. Department of Education is asking people to share photos of themselves reading as part of its #ReadWhereYouAre campaign.

August 01, 2016

Three Skills to Improve Deep Reading Comprehension

A recent study found that academic language, perspective taking, and complex reasoning can predict the kind of deep reading comprehension students need in secondary school and beyond.

July 26, 2016

U.S. Teachers Score Below Average on Numeracy Skills

Researchers find that U.S. teachers perform about as well as other American college graduates in literacy skills, but lag both fellow college-educated Americans and their international peers in math skills.

July 19, 2016

The Melania Trump Plagiarism Charge: A Teachable Moment?

A scenario familiar to many classroom teachers is playing out on a much bigger scale at the Republican National Convention.

July 08, 2016

Elie Wiesel's Memory Lives On in English Classrooms Through 'Night'

Wiesel, who died at age 87, wrote dozens of books, the first and perhaps most influential of which was Night, a Holocaust memoir that's taught in middle and high school classrooms around the world.

July 06, 2016

Should Teachers Still Be Using 'Just Right' Books?

Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan says the idea that students should mainly read texts at their "instructional level" simply isn't backed by research.

June 24, 2016

1 in 5 Teachers Unfamiliar With the Common-Core Standards for Writing

A recent survey finds that teachers say the common-core standards have led them to focus more on teaching writing than they have in the past, and yet they haven't gotten the proper training to do so.

June 09, 2016

'Maker Spaces' and Literacy Instruction: Playing With Story

As maker spaces become increasingly common in K-12 schools, one school librarian argues that the philosophy of making can lead to creative literacy instruction.

May 24, 2016

A Look at 4th and 5th Grade Students' Digital Literacy Skills

A survey of how 4th and 5th grade students read online finds that girls significantly outperform boys with digital skills such as searching for and communicating information.

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