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May 14, 2015

Reading Fluency: Why Is It So Hard to Teach?

The leap from decoding to fluent reading for many students is huge.

April 30, 2015

Obama Announces Effort to Bring Free E-Books to Low-Income Children

Today at a library in southeast Washington, President Barack Obama announced that major book publishers have committed to making 10,000 e-books, worth a total of about $250 million, freely available to students.

April 28, 2015

How Much Reading Should We Expect of Kindergartners? A Look at the Standards

The Common Core State Standards require students to "read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding" by the end of kindergarten. How different is that from previous standards?

April 07, 2015

Educator Resource: Spotlight on Math Instruction

Just a heads-up to readers that Ed Week is offering a package of articles about math instruction, several of which focus on the Common Core State Standards for math, for free until April 15.

March 31, 2015

NAEP Scores Show Little Progress in Students' Grasp of Vocabulary

Students in 4th, 8th and 12th grade show an interesting mix of strength and weakness in their ability to choose the right meaning of vocabulary words in context.

March 31, 2015

Are STEM and Liberal Arts at Odds?

Is the country too narrowly focused on science, technology, engineering, and math?

February 11, 2015

International Development Groups Recognize Tech-Based Literacy Efforts

Fourteen technology-based literacy programs from around the world were chosen to receive grants of up to $500,000 each, according to a recent announcement.

February 11, 2015

Holding 3rd Graders Back in Mississippi? No. Well, Maybe

Lawmakers vote to delay the 3rd grade reading gate scheduled for this year, but many had second thoughts about their votes.

January 15, 2015

Indiana Considers Moving 3rd Grade Reading Test to 2nd Grade

A state senator proposes moving the 3rd grade reading test to 2nd grade to spread out the testing burden and allow 3rd graders more time for remediation.

January 06, 2015

Third Grade Reading: Aiming for Better Teacher Preparation

States are increasingly targeting teachers, rather than students, in their bid to boost 3rd grade reading-proficiency levels.

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