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July 27, 2015

Learning From and With Vietnam's Schools

As Vietnam sets out to build on its initial successes and prepare for a modern economy, there has never been a more fascinating time to be learning from, and with, its education system.

July 21, 2015

Focus on the Standards Without the Words 'Common Core'

At a literacy conference where the majority of sessions were focused on practical application in the classroom, the term "common core" was sometimes circumvented, or explicitly avoided.

July 19, 2015

270,000 Students to Connect Over Books With Global Read-Aloud Project

The project, now five years old, gets students, classrooms, and authors connecting through technology while reading the same books.

July 18, 2015

Improving Reading by Playing With Words: Four Classroom Activities

At the International Literacy Association conference here, renowned reading expert Timothy Rasinski shared some of his favorite ways for developing students' foundational reading skills—many of which involve word play.

July 17, 2015

Educators Await Reading Experts, Authors, and Shaq at Literacy Conference

Starting today, about 6,000 educators, researchers, librarians, and experts are gathering here for three days of literacy professional development.

July 13, 2015

Can 'Curious George' Teach Economics?

The Council for Economic Education will hold a session at its upcoming conference on "sneak-onomics"—how to use children's literature to teach economics: a Q&A with the presenter.

July 09, 2015

A Summer Reading List

A reading list to enjoy by the lake, the beach, or wherever you happen to spend the dog days of summer.

July 06, 2015

Philadelphia District Announces $30M Commitment For Literacy Programs

The funds will go toward programs supporting "READ! by 4th," a citywide campaign to have all of the city's children reading at grade level by the time they enter the 4th grade.

June 30, 2015

Close Reading: A Conversation, Not an 'Interrogation'

In this Q&A, the authors of a new book discuss what good close reading looks like in classrooms, and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of it.

June 23, 2015

Is Your District Missing the Digital Literacy Boat?

When it comes to purchasing and utilizing digital books, school and district leaders need to do their homework.

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