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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.

August 06, 2019

Toni Morrison, Author of 'Beloved' and 'Song of Solomon,' Dead at 88

Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate whose novels are staples in classrooms across the United States, has died at 88.

July 18, 2019

Influential Reading Group Makes It Clear: Students Need Systematic, Explicit Phonics

The International Literacy Association wades back into the reading wars with a new brief endorsing systematic, explicit phonics and decodable texts as key elements of early reading instruction.

July 03, 2019

Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study Finds

New research from Liverpool John Moores University in England found that learning about letter-sound interactions at home positively predicted young children's ability to count, calculate, and recognize numbers.

March 12, 2019

What Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading (Video and Transcript)

Education correspondent Emily Hanford of APM Reports spoke with Education Week about her radio documentary on early reading and what teachers should know about reading science.

October 17, 2017

Despite 'Discomfort,' Many Teachers Still Teach 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Here's Why

Although a Mississippi school district removed the famous novel from the curriculum because its language made people uncomfortable, teachers say 'Mockingbird' still has value.

August 29, 2017

Houston Teacher's Reading Group Comforts Students in Hurricane Aftermath

After devastating flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey, one teacher started a Facebook group to connect and comfort student readers.

April 04, 2017

How Can Educators Shape Students as Readers? Bloggers Weigh In

On the heels of Reading Awareness Month, and as schools celebrate School Library Month, Education Week's opinion bloggers share their strategies for how to get students reading.

February 08, 2017

For Some Educators, Dystopian Literature Takes On New Meaning in Classrooms

Dystopian literature sales have skyrocketed in recent weeks, in part because of the current political climate. How should educators use these classics in the classroom?

January 26, 2017

School and Local Librarians Recruit Furry Friends to Help Students Read

Dog-assisted reading programs are increasingly popular across the nation. Certified therapy dogs are helping make reading time and library visits a bit more exciting for kindergartners and 1st graders.

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