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July 08, 2014

At Long Last, To Kill a Mockingbird Available as E-Book

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic novel, is available in dowloadable e-book and audiobook forms for the first time.

July 04, 2014

'There Are So Many Inspirational Teachers Out There': An Interview With Meenoo Rami

Meenoo Rami, a teacher at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia and the author of Thrive: 5 Ways To (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching, agreed to answer a few questions about her book.

July 02, 2014

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Raises Over $5 Million, With 100,000-Plus Backers

After one month of powerhouse fundraising, the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter project ended Wednesday, breaking a Kickstarter record for number of contributors in the process.

July 02, 2014

How Summer Reading Is Different, for Both Kids and Teachers

Educational psychologist Daniel Willingham offers some tips (mostly for parents, but useful to educators as well) on getting kids to read this summer.

June 18, 2014

What Tolkien Wished He Had Told His Teachers

"One is seldom comforted by knowing when one has had some effect," Tolkien wrote to a new teacher in a recently discovered letter.

May 30, 2014

Can Critical Thinking Be Too Critical?

When students are too critical of the texts they read in school, they perpetuate a culture of cynicism, according to one university president.

May 15, 2014

Paul Horton: In Defense of Reading III -- Slow Down!

We have all heard about the slow cooking movement. There is also a growing slow reading movement. Maybe slow reading is growing slowly because fast everything seems to be growing faster than kudzu everywhere.

May 13, 2014

English Class Publishes E-Book (and It's Already More Popular Than 'The Odyssey')

Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.

May 02, 2014

Book Suggests Teachers Are Standing in the Way of School Improvement

In a new book, Harvard Paul E. Peterson points to significant "gaps between what teachers and the public think is best for the education of our nation's children," including on issues such as performance pay, teacher evaluation, annual testing, school choice, teacher hiring and tenure, and school spending.

April 14, 2014

Paul Horton: The War on Books II: Certified School Librarians Are the New Disappeared

Nothing could be clearer, given the mountains of evidence cited here and that can be accessed very easily, that a strong school library program staffed with certified librarians has a very positive effective on learning within underserved communities.

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