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February 08, 2017

For Some Educators, Dystopian Literature Takes On New Meaning in Classrooms

Dystopian literature sales have skyrocketed in recent weeks, in part because of the current political climate. How should educators use these classics in the classroom?

January 26, 2017

School and Local Librarians Recruit Furry Friends to Help Students Read

Dog-assisted reading programs are increasingly popular across the nation. Certified therapy dogs are helping make reading time and library visits a bit more exciting for kindergartners and 1st graders.

October 25, 2016

Teacher's Online Literacy Website to Expand With $3.9 Million Grant

A growing nonprofit literacy website created by a former teacher allows teachers to access a free online library for their class.

September 30, 2016

For Teachers and Librarians, Banned Books Can Create Balancing Act

Though Banned Books Week ends on October 1, teachers and school librarians may deal with censorship issues at any point in a school year. How should they navigate them?

May 23, 2016

English Teacher Disciplined, Might be Fired, for Providing Classic Novel to Students

A New York teacher who ordered his students copies of Frankenstein in protest of curricula changes that focus more on non-fiction reading has been removed from his classes and could lose his job.

August 25, 2015

There's Now an Erotic Novel About the Chicago Teachers' Strike of 2012?

The pseudonymous author maintains that, despite its genre affiliations, his book is meant to highlight the serious issues raised by the Chicago strike.

December 05, 2014

Campaign Aims to Draw Children to Reading With Diverse Books

The "We Need Diverse Books" campaign is encouraging greater representation for minority populations in children's literature and offering resources to help teachers find diverse books.

November 21, 2014

Teaching Should Be Two-Way Interaction, Not Student-Centered, Author Says

In her new book "The Teaching Brain," Vanessa Rodriguez discusses approaching teaching as an interaction, the five awarenesses of good teachers, and the downside to "quick fixes" based on brain science.

September 17, 2014

Phone Calls With Whales: The Power of Fiction in Children's Lives

Author Mac Barnett shows the importance of bringing some absurdity into the world, especially where children are concerned.

September 17, 2014

Survey: Death of High Schoolers' Reading Habits Greatly Exaggerated

A recent poll shows that high school students are reading just as much as the rest of the population, and sometimes more.

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