After one month of powerhouse fundraising, the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter project ended Wednesday, breaking a Kickstarter record for number of contributors in the process.
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July 02, 2014
July 02, 2014
Educational psychologist Daniel Willingham offers some tips (mostly for parents, but useful to educators as well) on getting kids to read this summer.
June 18, 2014
"One is seldom comforted by knowing when one has had some effect," Tolkien wrote to a new teacher in a recently discovered letter.
May 30, 2014
When students are too critical of the texts they read in school, they perpetuate a culture of cynicism, according to one university president.
May 13, 2014
Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.
May 02, 2014
In a new book, Harvard Paul E. Peterson points to significant "gaps between what teachers and the public think is best for the education of our nation's children," including on issues such as performance pay, teacher evaluation, annual testing, school choice, teacher hiring and tenure, and school spending.
March 19, 2014
Two prominent African-American children's book authors, and at least one language arts teacher, say the lack of black characters in recent children's literature has series implications for students' understanding of the world.
February 07, 2014
A New Jersey English teacher finding students to be bored with the assigned novels, started using New York Times human-interest stories to teach students about critical analysis.
December 04, 2013
A new survey out of the United Kingdom finds that, despite their apparent absorbtion in digital devices, young people still seem to like their books in printed form. Meanwhile, The New York Times examines the curious "staying power" of the book.
November 07, 2013
Ariel Sacks, an 8th grade language arts teacher in New York City, argues that the best way to help students who can decode text but struggle with comprehension is not to focus on particular tricks or strategies but to give them time with good stories.