In these audio clips, the author and retired professor discusses how background knowledge affects reading comprehension, why he thinks the common core's focus on reading complex texts is useless, and what education policymakers can learn from France.
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October 14, 2016
October 10, 2016
In a recent interview, one of the lead writers of the reading standards explained that the decision was about prioritiesand that learning to use technology took precedence. But what does the research say?
October 06, 2016
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is publishing reviews, written by teachers, of free and low-cost digital tools that can supplement classroom curricula.
September 30, 2016
Michigan is the latest state to consider a law that would retain some students who aren't reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
September 23, 2016
Gene Luen Yang, a graphic novelist who writes about identity and cultural differences for young adults and spent nearly two decades as a high school computer science teacher, was among 23 winners of the prestigious award.
September 15, 2016
You can now watch our short video explainer about what the common core is ... and what it's not.
September 08, 2016
Anna Dewdney, the author and illustrator of the popular Llama Llama children's books, died on Saturday after a 15-month battle with brain cancer.
August 30, 2016
After analyzing dozens of K-12 math textbooks—and determining that most of the major publishers were selling subpar common-core products—the curriculum review group EdReports.org has moved on to English/language arts materials.
August 25, 2016
A survey from the National Council of Teachers of English finds that many English teachers are dissatisfied by standardized tests and have their own thoughts about how to assess students more effectively.
August 24, 2016
The decline in scores is not unexpected, say company representatives, because more states began requiring all 11th graders take the college readiness exam.