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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.

October 25, 2016

Teacher's Online Literacy Website to Expand With $3.9 Million Grant

A growing nonprofit literacy website created by a former teacher allows teachers to access a free online library for their class.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

May 23, 2016

English Teacher Disciplined, Might be Fired, for Providing Classic Novel to Students

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

Major Publisher Announces Muslim-Focused Children's Literature Division

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

Author Alice Walker Joins Facebook to Talk Black History Month

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.

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