A study by Scholastic finds that read-alouds and designated class time for independent reading are some of the strongest predictors of how frequently a child reads for fun.
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After spending two days shadowing high schoolers, one teacher realized how little she knew about what it actually meant to be a student.
July 30, 2014
A startup that combines cinema-style soundtracks with the texts of popular books claims to be "transforming reading the way sound transformed silent film."
April 10, 2014
The Tennessee Education Association is pushing the idea that the states' NAEP gains could be explained in part by a motivational video shown before the test.
March 30, 2014
A Belgian professor reportedly told his class to simmer down or he'd reveal all the characters who die in the popular HBO show and novel series.
February 14, 2014
Wisconsin elementary school principal Matt Renwick says that the game, if taken in the right context, can be seen not as a distraction, but as a resource to help students build critical learning skills.
February 07, 2014
A New Jersey English teacher finding students to be bored with the assigned novels, started using New York Times human-interest stories to teach students about critical analysis.
October 25, 2013
A Wired magazine story looks at the effects of a "radical new teaching method" in which teachers stop direct instructing and start posing problems for students to solve. Could the approach lead, as one educational researcher posits, to teacherless schools?
August 23, 2013
A high school is determined, by one measure, to be the saddest place in New York City.
August 09, 2013
At last month's Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) competition, young rappers from New York public schools showcased original hip-hop performances all centered on one theme: science.