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.
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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
Here are tips for educators who are starting virtual read-aloud sessions for their students during school building closures.
March 19, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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.
February 19, 2020
As schools apply more scrutiny to the methods and materials they use to teach early reading, educators and parents in some states have started to form new advocacy efforts—trying to pressure states and districts to adopt new approaches to teacher training and evaluating materials.