As schools apply more scrutiny to the methods and materials they use to teach early reading, educators and parents in some states have started to form new advocacy efforts—trying to pressure states and districts to adopt new approaches to teacher training and evaluating materials.
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February 19, 2020
February 10, 2020
Students often struggle to understand the power that the legislative branch of government has, said middle school social studies teacher Beth White.
February 06, 2020
Nearly one-quarter of the high school graduates of 2019 who took Advanced Placement exams scored a 3 or higher, continuing trends of score improvements among students overall, according to results released Thursday by the College Board. But the results also show small declines for three ethnic groups, including white students.
February 05, 2020
Half of all states now require students to take an economics course or a class that covers economics content, and 21 require instruction in personal finance, according to a new report.
February 04, 2020
A new study from the Fordham Institute argues that "the mindset that says 'everybody gets a gold star' does more damage than good."
February 03, 2020
The Tennessee department of education is proposing unsually comprehensive legislation that will require all current and new K-3 teachers, and those who train them, to know evidence-based reading instruction.
January 30, 2020
A new study finds that students tend to stay on task better when their teachers increase their ratio of praise to reprimand.
January 29, 2020
The finding is a small beacon of hope for schools, who are reeling from the volume of misinformation students are exposed to online.
January 16, 2020
A new report from Student Achievement Partners claims that the popular reading program from literacy giant Lucy Calkins doesn't align to evidence-based practice. The review is the first in a new series that will evaluate reading programs against the scientific research base.
January 15, 2020
We know teachers are always seeking ways to improve learning for their students. We wondered what would top their wish lists if money weren't an obstacle, so we asked them. Here's what they said.