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November 24, 2015

Gender Gaps Found to Be Wider in Print Than Digital Reading

Girls outperform boys in reading, but the gender gap shrinks when digital texts are used, according to a new analysis by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

November 19, 2015

These Vending Machines Serve Short Stories

A French publisher has designed a vending machine that dispenses short stories. Does it have utility in school settings?

October 29, 2015

For Reading, Knowledge Matters More Than Strategies, Some Experts Say

Improving reading comprehension is not about giving students good "strategies," it's about increasing their knowledge base about the world, a panel of experts argued.

October 28, 2015

Math NAEP Scores Drop for 4th and 8th Grades

U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.

October 22, 2015

After Controversy Over Offensive Books, Minneapolis Dumps Reading Horizons

The Minneapolis school district says it is immediately pulling an early-reader program that has books with racial, gender, and cultural stereotypes.

October 21, 2015

If Math and Reading NAEP Scores Fall, Who's to Blame?

The newest round of math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the "nation's report card," are due out early next week, and some are saying they're likely to have fallen.

October 20, 2015

Few States Require College- and Career-Ready Courses for Graduation, Study Says

Just four states and the District of Columbia require students to complete college- and career-ready level courses in math and English/language arts to graduate, according to a new report.

October 16, 2015

3rd Grade Reading Retention: A Closer Look at North Carolina's Literacy Law

Nearly 14 percent of 3rd graders in North Carolina were "retained" last year for not meeting reading proficiency standards—but the numbers are more complicated than they seem.

October 15, 2015

Wonderopolis Creator to Lead English Teachers' Group

The National Council of Teachers of English has hired Emily Kirkpatrick, the vice president of the National Center for Families Learning, as its new executive director.

September 28, 2015

A Teacher Revisits the Sustained Silent Reading Debate

A middle school teacher describes an internal struggle that many English/language arts instructors will find relatable: Should she devote class time to free-choice silent reading, unattached to other classroom work?

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