In common-core states, nearly all math and language arts teachers are at least somewhat reliant on materials they've developed or selected themselves, according to a new nationally representative survey.
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April 19, 2016
April 05, 2016
'Serial' launched something of a podcast revolution. So why are there still so few podcasts for kids?
April 04, 2016
The governor vetoed a bill that would have made Virginia the only state to require K-12 teachers to identify classroom materials with "sexually explicit content" so that parents could opt their children out of such reading.
March 21, 2016
A new study of Reading Recovery, a 1-on-1 reading intervention program for 1st graders, found that the program had a significant positive impact on students' reading achievement.
March 14, 2016
The results of a two-year study on the National Writing Project, a teacher professional-development program that's lost federal funding in recent years, show that it had a positive impact on both teachers and students.
March 02, 2016
An analysis of standardized test scores in the District of Columbia found that overall 3rd grade reading proficiency rates stayed stagnant between 2007 and 2014but declined for economically disadvantaged and black students.
February 25, 2016
Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan says the research is clear: Writing about a text benefits reading comprehension more than talking about it.
February 09, 2016
A lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for English/language arts said she has at least one regret about how the standards turned out: that they don't require students to read a large number of texts independently.
February 05, 2016
Through the District of Columbia's new "Books From Birth" literacy initiative, children under 5 years old will be eligible to have a free book sent to their houses every month.
January 20, 2016
The change was prompted by data showing that students who passed the revised GED are doing better in college than recent high school graduates.