Although a Mississippi school district removed the famous novel from the curriculum because its language made people uncomfortable, teachers say 'Mockingbird' still has value.
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April 04, 2017
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
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
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.
October 25, 2016
A growing nonprofit literacy website created by a former teacher allows teachers to access a free online library for their class.
June 27, 2016
In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.
May 23, 2016
A New York teacher who ordered his students copies of Frankenstein in protest of curricula changes that focus more on non-fiction reading has been removed from his classes and could lose his job.
February 25, 2016
Salaam Reads, a Simon & Schuster imprint, will introduce children of all religious backgrounds to literature that shows Muslim life in a positive way.
February 05, 2016
A couple of the more interesting Black History Month resources created this year aren't explicitly packaged for classroom use, but contain a lot of potential lesson ideas.