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February 19, 2015

The American Workforce: Survey Delivers Bad News

New data on literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills show that U.S. millennials have fallen to the back of the pack internationally and continue to slip.

February 18, 2015

Boosting Early Literacy Skills Focus of New Rural Schools Collaborative

A new program is targeting 21 rural schools across the country to boost literacy instruction and improve early-literacy skills, especially among rural children from low-income households.

February 18, 2015

New Collaboration to Target Early-Literacy Skills in Rural Schools

The project aims to build capacity among rural educators and communities to boost early-literacy skills.

February 13, 2015

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Resigns, Leaving His K-12 Blueprint Stranded

Kitzhaber had laid out ambitious early-literacy policy proposals after his 2014 re-election, and had also ordered a review of common-core-aligned tests in schools.

February 08, 2015

The Principal as Lead Reader

The principal as lead reader begins with questioning the assumption that all teachers are "readers." It includes reading and sharing the joy and the new information that results regularly.

January 23, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Invests $50M to Support Education Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets

Pearson, the worldwide education company, invested $50 million into its Affordable Learning Fund, which supports education startups in developing countries.

January 15, 2015

To Read Or Not To Read? That Is The Kindergarten Question

A new report out by the advocacy organization Defending the Early Years calls the Kindergarten common-core standard that children should be able to read emergent texts developmentally inappropriate.

December 11, 2014

State Early Literacy Policies and Changes to Watch for in 2015

Where do things stand now in terms of how many states have required reading assessments, interventions, and retention?

December 08, 2014

Where Early-Literacy Policies Stand in States, and What to Expect in 2015

One thing to watch out for next year is how many states approve policies that hold teachers as well as schools more directly accountable for student literacy.

November 20, 2014

Study Says That Texting Reading Tips to Parents Improves Students' Literacy Skills

Preschoolers whose parents received text messages offering reading tips showed literacy gains, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month.

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