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February 11, 2019

Children May Struggle More With a Noisy Classroom Than Adults

Students develop the foundation for lifelong reading skills in early elementary school, and a new neuroscience study suggests they may be particularly hindered by a noisy environment.

July 13, 2018

Want Students to Read Deeply? Ask Them These Two Kinds of Questions

Students often summarize or spout cliched morals when asked to analyze literature. But a new study finds two new ways teachers can get them to look deeply at what they read.

April 04, 2018

Can You Write These Common Letters? (It's Harder Than You Think.)

The way we learn to write letters by hand can affect how we mentally read them later on, a new study finds.

July 07, 2017

Reading 'on Grade Level' May Depend on Your School's Test, Study Finds

The complexity of reading passages can differ significantly across tests in the same grade level, a new study shows.

June 14, 2017

Even for Late Learners, Starting to Read Changes the Brain Fast

New research shows how learning to read changes the brains of adult readers.

July 22, 2016

First Food Deserts, Now Book Deserts, Deprive Poor Students, Study Finds

'Food deserts' have long been a concern. But what happens when poor young children have little access to "food for the mind"?

March 22, 2016

Reading Recovery Boosts 1st Graders Reading, i3 Study Finds

The final evaluation of Reading Recovery's Investing in Innovation project finds benefits for 1st graders.

March 15, 2016

Professional Development Boosts Student Argument, National Writing Project Finds

A two-year Investing in Innovation project study finds National Writing Project teachers improved their instructional practices, with direct benefits for students' writing.

February 09, 2016

Common Core Changes to Teacher PD Raise Student Scores in Math, not English

The new standards in many states have driven instructional changes, but not all have been associated with better student achievement, finds a new study.

April 20, 2015

AERA: Which Words Do Students Need Most to Succeed?

A new research initiative aims to find the most critical vocabulary needed for reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

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