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.
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December 23, 2019
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December 10, 2019
A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute paints a bleak picture of lesson-sharing sites such as ReadWriteThink, Share My Lesson, and Teachers Pay Teachers.
November 27, 2019
One of the giants of the literacy world is grappling with the recent push for the "science of reading"—and responding to critics who say her early reading program doesn't align to evidence-based practice.
November 25, 2019
High school students show more support for the First Amendment today than they did 15 years ago, according to new report. But girls and students of color are more likely than boys and white students to say the amendment "goes too far."
November 21, 2019
Too many districts that use a lot of credit recovery to enable students to finish high school don't have sufficient policy safeguards to ensure that those catch-up courses are high quality, according to a new report.
November 13, 2019
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November 13, 2019
EdReports, the nonprofit curriculum reviewer, released its first reviews of foundational reading and writing skills programs—and all five of the materials assessed failed to reach the evaluator's highest standard.