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January 16, 2020

Reading Workshop 'Unlikely to Lead to Literacy Success,' Researchers Say

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

What Do Teachers Want Most for Their Classrooms? We Asked Them

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.

January 08, 2020

More States Say They're Teaching Media Literacy, But What That Means Varies

"What I hear anecdotally is that we're still not seeing comprehensive media literacy education in those states and others," said Erin McNeill, the president and founder of Media Literacy Now.

December 23, 2019

New Public Data Tool Lets You See What Curricula Schools in Nebraska Are Using

Nebraska's education department released an interactive instructional materials map last week, showing what curricula districts have adopted for English-language arts, math, and K-8 science.

December 10, 2019

Poor-Quality Materials Abound on Lesson-Sharing Websites, Report Says

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

Lucy Calkins, Creator of Reading Workshop, Responds to 'Phonics-Centric People'

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

What Teenagers Think About the First Amendment

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

Without Rules, Credit Recovery Is Just an 'Easy Ticket to Graduation,' Report Says

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

Should High Schools Rethink How They Sequence Math Courses?

Most students don't aspire to careers that will require calculus, so high schools must create sequences of math courses that reflect the wide variety of young people's occupational goals, a math advocacy group argues in a new report.

November 13, 2019

In EdReports' First Review of Early-Reading Programs, No Materials Make the Grade

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.

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