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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.

January 28, 2016

What Happened With LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter?

The hit Kickstarter project is working to make good on its promise to teachers.

January 26, 2016

Student Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks Book Drive for Jamaican School

New Jersey 11-year-old Marley Dias is trying to collect 1,000 books that feature protagonists who are black girls.

October 08, 2015

A Plan to Update Shakespeare to Modern English Causes Consternation

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival rocked the literary world at the end of September with a bold announcement: Festival organizers are commissioning the translation of 39 Shakespearean plays into Modern English.

July 17, 2015

So Do You Teach Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman or What?

Harper Lee's newly released novel, the sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," complicates expectations but provides a goldmine of instructional opportunities for teachers.

February 24, 2015

New Resource Lets Students Write Letters to Poets, and Maybe Get a Response

The Academy of American Poets has launched a new multimedia feature in which students can watch videos of prominent poets reading from their work and then write letters to the authors in response.

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