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May 28, 2015

Literacy Expert: Weak Readers Lack Fluency, Not Critical Thinking

Students who are far from reading on grade level should not be expected to meet the higher expectations of the Common Core State Standards in a year or two, said literacy expert David Liben.

May 28, 2015

3 Ways to Infuse Global Learning Into Summer Programs

How can global education engage students in summer learning?

May 26, 2015

Are You Amazon Literate?

Guest writer, Ross Cooper discusses the need to make teachers Amazon literate for lifelong learning.

May 14, 2015

Study: Summer Reading Loss Reversed When Students Get Books to Keep

Summer reading loss was not only stopped, but turned around among low-income students in a two-year study of a program developed by Reading is Fundamental that gave away hundreds of thousands of books.

April 30, 2015

Obama Announces Effort to Bring Free E-Books to Low-Income Children

Today at a library in southeast Washington, President Barack Obama announced that major book publishers have committed to making 10,000 e-books, worth a total of about $250 million, freely available to students.

April 28, 2015

How Much Reading Should We Expect of Kindergartners? A Look at the Standards

The Common Core State Standards require students to "read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding" by the end of kindergarten. How different is that from previous standards?

April 22, 2015

Scores Drop For Black Students, Rise For Others in Study of Expanded Reading Class

Black students lost ground in reading while their white, Asian, and Latino classmates improved in a district program to prevent them from slipping during the transition from elementary to middle school.

April 20, 2015

iPads, E-Readers, and Early Literacy: Emerging Research From AERA

Four pending studies presented at AERA offer surprising findings and a nuanced look at the use of iPads and e-readers with young children.

April 08, 2015

Report Finds Cognitive Gap Between Latino and White Toddlers Starts Early

A study comparing the cognitive growth of 2-year-olds found that more Mexican-American children demonstrated slow growth compared to their white peers.

April 06, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Four Ed-Tech Companies Secure New Funding

Four ed-tech companies brought in a combined $7.8 million of funding, for everything from a platform to track student academic data to an adaptive learning platform.

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