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January 22, 2020

Teachers Are Divided on Whether Phonics Is Getting Too Much Attention, Survey Says

Literacy educators support a "balanced approach" to teaching early literacy, and are split on whether there's been too much or too little public attention to phonics instruction, according to a new survey from the International Literacy Association.

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

Louisiana Needs Literacy Coaches in Every School, Commission Urges

Louisana should place literacy coaches in every elementary school, and soon, to help the state's students read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade, a skill that's a key predictor of academic success, a legislative commission urged on Wednesday.

December 11, 2019

Prominent Literacy Expert Denies Dyslexia Exists; Says to 'Shoot' Whoever Wrote Law on It

A group of teachers and literacy advocates are pushing back after Richard Allington, one of the country's most prominent experts on early literacy, made inflammatory claims about dyslexia at a Tennessee literacy conference this week.

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 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.

November 12, 2019

Schools Should Follow the 'Science of Reading,' Say National Education Groups

In the wake of falling reading scores on the test known as the Nation's Report Card, 12 major education groups are calling on schools to adopt evidence-based reading instruction.

October 30, 2019

Curriculum Reviewer EdReports Will Start Evaluating Phonics Programs

EdReports, the nonprofit curriculum reviewer, is shining a spotlight on early reading—the group announced that it will start releasing evaluations of supplemental phonics programs for K-2.

October 30, 2019

National Reading Scores Are Down. What Does It Mean?

The latest scores from the the nation's report card were just released and things aren't looking good for the country's young readers. But what do the results say about how reading should be taught?

August 16, 2019

Low-Achieving and High-Achieving Students Receive Different Instruction, Report Finds

In reading, math, and science, teachers whose students scored low on a national test reported being less likely to ask their classes to engage in higher-order thinking or offer them advanced work than teachers whose students scored high, a report from the National Center for Education Statistics finds.

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