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October 19, 2020

Lucy Calkins Says Balanced Literacy Needs 'Rebalancing'

A recent document signals a major change in instructional theory from the Reading Workshop creator, who previously pushed back on "phonics-centric people."

September 25, 2020

Does Social Studies Build Stronger Readers? A New Study Suggests So

Spending 30 more minutes per day on social studies in elementary school is linked with better reading performance by the end of 5th grade, according to a new study.

June 12, 2020

Merriam-Webster is Rewriting Its Definition of Racism. Should Teachers Change Theirs, Too?

The dictionary is getting an update, to make it clear that racism goes beyond personal prejudice. Educators say the change is significant—but that students' understanding of racism shouldn't stop at the dictionary definition.

March 30, 2020

Reading to Students Online Provides a Sense of Normalcy, Teachers Say

Here are tips for educators who are starting virtual read-aloud sessions for their students during school building closures.

March 19, 2020

National Education Policy Center, Deans' Group Take Aim at the 'Reading Wars'

The National Education Policy Center and Education Deans for Justice and Equity released a joint statement on Thursday, claiming that "there is no settled science of reading."

March 17, 2020

See Which States Have Cancelled Spring Tests Because of Coronavirus

Spring testing is being cancelled or delayed as the coronavirus closes tens of thousands of schools nationwide. EdWeek is tracking states' assessment plans.

March 03, 2020

Teachers in These States Have to Pass a Rigorous Test on 'Science of Reading'

As the importance of good reading instruction attracts new attention, data show that only 19 states require aspiring teachers to pass a test that shows they've mastered research-based methods for teaching children to read.

March 02, 2020

Teachers to Administrators: What We Wish You Knew About Reading Instruction

Many teachers are not seeing eye-to-eye with their bosses on what reading instruction should look like, and the value of various strategies.

February 28, 2020

These Schools Filled Vending Machines With Books. Will It Motivate Reading?

Principals and teachers hope these book vending machines will encourage good behavior and foster a love of reading. They might—but schools should make sure they don't discourage already reluctant readers, says one researcher.

February 20, 2020

California Agrees to $53 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Low Literacy Achievement

Targeted in a lawsuit focused on students' struggles to read, California has agreed to provide $53 million for early literacy instruction and a range of services to support it.

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