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December 17, 2009

What Makes A 'Good Reader'?

Does it take more than lots of reading time and great role models to make terrific readers?

November 20, 2009

Congressional Committee Mulls Ways to Improve Literacy

A U.S. House subcommittee explores ways to improve literacy, including among adolescents.

November 06, 2009

Literacy Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate

A literacy bill, introduced in the U.S. Senate, would funnel 40 percent of its dollars to the middle and high school levels.

November 03, 2009

Better Preparation Needed for High School Teachers, Report Says

A report calls for specific types of preparation for aspiring high school teachers.

October 30, 2009

An Alabama High School Takes on Literacy

An Alabama high school focuses on teaching literacy in every subject.

October 22, 2009

Recommended Reading

Good reading on alternative high schools in Chicago and a California program that bridges high school and college expectations.

October 13, 2009

Paper Makes Case for High School-College Alignment

Stanford University education professor Mike Kirst has spent many years on the challenge of building college readiness in adolescents. (See his blog, here, if you don't already know about it.) He has now written a paper for the Education Commission of the States that makes the case for another of th...

October 06, 2009

An Effective Way to Teach Literacy in Middle School?

Three researchers present a method of teaching middle-school literacy.

September 29, 2009

Reading Comprehension: A Problem for Adolescent Literacy?

A professor challenges the idea that reading comprehension is a skill that can be taught directly.

September 16, 2009

Adolescent Literacy Report Has Implications for Standards, Assessments

Thorny areas around adolescent literacy are discussed as a major report is released.

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