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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 08, 2014

At Long Last, To Kill a Mockingbird Available as E-Book

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic novel, is available in downloadable e-book and audiobook forms for the first time.

July 02, 2014

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Raises Over $5 Million, With 100,000-Plus Backers

After one month of powerhouse fundraising, the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter project ended Wednesday, breaking a Kickstarter record for number of contributors in the process.

July 02, 2014

How Summer Reading Is Different, for Both Kids and Teachers

Educational psychologist Daniel Willingham offers some tips (mostly for parents, but useful to educators as well) on getting kids to read this summer.

July 01, 2014

Pediatricians Call for Engagement in Early Reading

The American Academy of Pediatrics clarifies its advice on early reading for parents.

June 30, 2014

Reading to Children the Right Way: Pediatricians' Advice

Having engaging conversations with children about books is as important as just reading it to them, says a former education department official.

June 19, 2014

Teenagers Spend Just 4 Minutes a Day Reading on Weekends, Survey Finds

Teenagers only read for fun for an average of four minutes per weekend day, far less than they spend watching TV or browsing and playing games on a computer, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

June 18, 2014

The Boys Book Club Experiment: The Conclusion

With the Warriors Boys Book Club now over, but I'll be analyzing the results from this experiment for at least the next four years.

June 12, 2014

Promotion of 3rd Graders Tied to Reading Scores Under New S.C. Law

Third graders in South Carolina who cannot demonstrate reading proficiency on a state test will be held back starting in the 2017-18 school year, according to legislation just signed by the governor.

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.

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