The PARCC test is harder than some of its competitors, but nearly all states have raised the bar on tests in recent years.
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May 31, 2018
May 17, 2018
Two school districts in Oregon have barred students from participating in a popular reading competition because the reading list for grades 3 through 5 includes a book about a transgender child.
March 22, 2018
A new project called MediaWise, backed by a $3 million Google grant, aims to teach young people how to tell fact from fiction online.
February 14, 2018
An audit reveals the district is years behind in matching textbooks to its state reading and math standards.
February 12, 2018
Hello, Universe wins the Newbery Award, and Wolf in the Snow snags the Caldecott. Read on for more of this year's winners of the most prestigious children's literature awards.
February 05, 2018
The bestselling author of the memoir-in-verse Brown Girl Dreaming was recently named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Here's how she plans to use her new platform.
January 23, 2018
Bezos, also the CEO of Amazon.com, will give $250,000 to the News Literacy Project.
December 05, 2017
California's constitution contains a "right to literacy," and the state has failed to provide some students the opportunity to achieve it, argues the lawsuit filed today by students, parents, and advocacy groups. The new challenge echoes a lawsuit filed in Michigan in 2016.
September 01, 2017
Three commercial series got top marks for common-core alignment from EdReports.org. But the group said three others had problems in at least one grade level.
August 01, 2017
What we don't know outweighs what we do know about how people comprehend what they read on a digital screen rather than on the printed page, a review finds.