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October 17, 2017

Despite 'Discomfort,' Many Teachers Still Teach 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Here's Why

Although a Mississippi school district removed the famous novel from the curriculum because its language made people uncomfortable, teachers say 'Mockingbird' still has value.

August 29, 2017

Houston Teacher's Reading Group Comforts Students in Hurricane Aftermath

After devastating flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey, one teacher started a Facebook group to connect and comfort student readers.

April 19, 2017

Joyful Schools: What One U.S. Educator Learned From Teaching in Finland

A U.S. educator unpacks the lessons teachers can draw from Finnish classrooms—including the secret to joyful teaching and happier students.

April 04, 2017

How Can Educators Shape Students as Readers? Bloggers Weigh In

On the heels of Reading Awareness Month, and as schools celebrate School Library Month, Education Week's opinion bloggers share their strategies for how to get students reading.

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.

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