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.
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States are increasingly targeting teachers, rather than students, in their bid to boost 3rd grade reading-proficiency levels.
October 06, 2014
Teachers and academic scholars are debating ways to interpret, and teach, the text-complexity expectations of the Common Core State Standards.
September 23, 2014
The 32-year-old event encourages the reading of books that have been challenged or banned from bookstores and libraries.
August 27, 2014
Reading instruction is making its way back into the public eye under New York City's new school chancellor.
July 10, 2014
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."
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.