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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.

April 14, 2014

Captain Underpants, Bluest Eye, Top ALA List of Most Challenged Books

The American Library Association's annual 'State of the Libraries' list singles out books that are most often challenged as inappropriate reading for young people.

April 06, 2014

The Classroom of the Future: Student-Centered or Device-Centered?

A basic question is emerging as our schools are urged to embrace the Common Core and the computer-based learning systems aligned to the standards. Are these digital devices becoming central to the classroom -- and coming to dominate the way we teach and learn?

March 19, 2014

Authors Lament Dearth of Black Characters in Children's Fiction

Two prominent African-American children's book authors, and at least one language arts teacher, say the lack of black characters in recent children's literature has series implications for students' understanding of the world.

March 13, 2014

Digital Age Teaching & Leadership

Three new books tackle what it means to teach and lead "in a digital age."

March 11, 2014

Studying Play in 'The Art of Play'

A new book by Anna R. Beresin examines play, recess, and creativity from several angles.

March 08, 2014

Paul Horton: In Defense of Books

In the Corporate Common Core's rush to create a snippet curriculum that separates reading comprehension from the acquisition of knowledge, book lovers are panicking all over the world.

February 25, 2014

Teaching Books Collaboratively

A new issue of English Journal centers on teachers using fiction and nonfiction to work together across subject areas.

February 07, 2014

To Stir Up Curriculum, Teacher Ousts Novels for The New York Times

A New Jersey English teacher finding students to be bored with the assigned novels, started using New York Times human-interest stories to teach students about critical analysis.

February 07, 2014

New Books: Teaching in Multiple Media

Three new titles suggest ways for incorporating graphic novels, multimedia production, and other media across the curriculum.

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