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."
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July 10, 2014
July 09, 2014
How the reading strategy debate in New York City underscores the importance of developing highly competent teachers with good leadership skills.
July 06, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Digital reading may be making it difficult for readers to concentrate on and comprehend conventional books.