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October 29, 2015

For Reading, Knowledge Matters More Than Strategies, Some Experts Say

Improving reading comprehension is not about giving students good "strategies," it's about increasing their knowledge base about the world, a panel of experts argued.

October 22, 2015

After Controversy Over Offensive Books, Minneapolis Dumps Reading Horizons

The Minneapolis school district says it is immediately pulling an early-reader program that has books with racial, gender, and cultural stereotypes.

October 12, 2015

Students With Math-Anxious Parents May Benefit From Free App

Even a few conversations about math each week can boost students' math growth, a new study suggests.

October 05, 2015

History Textbook Referring to Slaves as 'Workers' Will Get an Update

A Texas mother garnered attention on Facebook for posting a picture of her son's McGraw-Hill history textbook, which said the slave trade "brought millions of workers from Africa."

September 18, 2015

Offensive Early-Literacy Books Anger Minneapolis Teachers, Are Pulled

The early-reader books are "shockingly dated, racist, and problematic," according to the blogger who uncovered the story after a teacher training.

August 12, 2015

San Francisco's Cutting-Edge Plan: Bring Computer Science to All PreK-12 Students

The San Francisco school district announced last month that it will phase in teaching computer science to all students at all grade levels.

August 04, 2015

New Program to Invest in Digital Tools for K-12 Science Instruction

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

July 31, 2015

Latino Children a Focus of USA Swimming Foundation's 2015 Campaign

The campaign seeks to teach 800,000 children to swim by the end of the year.

July 30, 2015

Pluto Photos Give Teachers New Avenues for Space Lessons

New Horizon's photos are helping Pluto make its way to center stage in and out of school.

July 29, 2015

Closed Captioning: An 'Undervalued' Method for Reading Improvement?

In a new Education Week commentary piece, public radio reporter Monica Brady-Myerov argues that reading same-language subtitles can boost students' literacy.

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