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July 10, 2014

A Return to 'Balanced Literacy'?

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."

July 09, 2014

The Reading Wars Again (or Still)

How the reading strategy debate in New York City underscores the importance of developing highly competent teachers with good leadership skills.

July 06, 2014

Close the Reading Gap: Partner With a Pediatrician

A door is opening for us. The pediatricians are ready to help. 62,000 of them belong to this organization that has decided to encourage reading to young children. This is an incredible opportunity not to be missed; increasingly, children need their health care providers and educators to be working together.

June 27, 2014

Reading Roundup: Early Reading, Balanced Literacy, and Trigger Warnings

This week's Roundup looks at a new pediatrician policy recommendation on reading, balanced literacy for New York City students, and trigger warnings for college students.

June 06, 2014

Student Literacy in Washington Spotlighted in PEN/Faulkner Panel Discussion

A Washington Post book critic and three panelists discuss student literacy within the context of what it means to be the nation's most literate city.

June 04, 2014

Sparking Literacy Gains for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

After up to four years of intervention, students with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities were able to read 1st-grade-level text, new research finds.

May 27, 2014

Punishable By Death - The Quest for Literacy

The concept of basic education is taken for granted across much of the civilized world today - but there are still corners of the world where the simple ability to read and write are reserved only for an elite few. Most recently, young girls and women in such countries as Pakistan and Afghanistan have been killed, shot and threatened for simply seeking or supporting literacy rights.

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 03, 2014

Computerized Grading: Purloining the Analysis, the Most Fundamental Exposition of Humanity

There is great urgency behind the search for this magic combination - test questions that can prompt student essays which can then be scored fairly accurately by computers.

April 18, 2014

Is Digital Technology Destroying Reading?

Digital reading may be making it difficult for readers to concentrate on and comprehend conventional books.

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