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April 30, 2019

High School Paper Publishes Article on Student in Porn Industry After Censorship Fight

The Bruin Voice plans to publish their sex-worker story this week, despite the school district's attempts to screen the content beforehand.

October 04, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Passion for Reading Powered Her Success

At a recent appearance, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her new children's book, which describes in words and pictures how her love of reading has changed her life.

July 19, 2018

The State of Common-Core Reading and Writing in 5 Charts

Teachers are assigning more nonfiction and teaching vocabulary in context—but they report using fewer grade-level readings in their classes, an expansive new report concludes.

January 09, 2018

What Are the Top Grammar and Writing Errors of 2017?

Mixing up lay and lie was the top usage error of 2017, according to a recent report by NoRedInk, a website that aims to help students bone up on grammar and writing skills.

May 12, 2017

High-Stakes Poetry Competition Brings Students to the Stage

Welcome to the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, where 53 high school students recited poems—classical, modern, long, and short—and competed for $20,000 in prize money.

May 05, 2017

Invented Spelling Leads to Better Reading, Study Says

Encouraging kindergartners' attempts to spell unknown words on their own can help them become better readers, according to a recent study.

February 22, 2017

The Hamburger Method for Essay Writing

In this Education Week video, a 4th grader describes an approach to essay writing used in many elementary classrooms across the country in which the image of a hamburger serves as a graphic organizer.

October 10, 2016

Why Don't the Common-Core Standards Include Cursive Writing?

In a recent interview, one of the lead writers of the reading standards explained that the decision was about priorities—and that learning to use technology took precedence. But what does the research say?

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.

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.

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