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November 13, 2019

In EdReports' First Review of Early-Reading Programs, No Materials Make the Grade

EdReports, the nonprofit curriculum reviewer, released its first reviews of foundational reading and writing skills programs—and all five of the materials assessed failed to reach the evaluator's highest standard.

November 12, 2019

Schools Should Follow the 'Science of Reading,' Say National Education Groups

In the wake of falling reading scores on the test known as the Nation's Report Card, 12 major education groups are calling on schools to adopt evidence-based reading instruction.

October 30, 2019

Curriculum Reviewer EdReports Will Start Evaluating Phonics Programs

EdReports, the nonprofit curriculum reviewer, is shining a spotlight on early reading—the group announced that it will start releasing evaluations of supplemental phonics programs for K-2.

October 30, 2019

National Reading Scores Are Down. What Does It Mean?

The latest scores from the the nation's report card were just released and things aren't looking good for the country's young readers. But what do the results say about how reading should be taught?

August 16, 2019

Low-Achieving and High-Achieving Students Receive Different Instruction, Report Finds

In reading, math, and science, teachers whose students scored low on a national test reported being less likely to ask their classes to engage in higher-order thinking or offer them advanced work than teachers whose students scored high, a report from the National Center for Education Statistics finds.

August 06, 2019

Toni Morrison, Author of 'Beloved' and 'Song of Solomon,' Dead at 88

Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate whose novels are staples in classrooms across the United States, has died at 88.

July 18, 2019

Influential Reading Group Makes It Clear: Students Need Systematic, Explicit Phonics

The International Literacy Association wades back into the reading wars with a new brief endorsing systematic, explicit phonics and decodable texts as key elements of early reading instruction.

July 03, 2019

Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study Finds

New research from Liverpool John Moores University in England found that learning about letter-sound interactions at home positively predicted young children's ability to count, calculate, and recognize numbers.

March 12, 2019

What Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading (Video and Transcript)

Education correspondent Emily Hanford of APM Reports spoke with Education Week about her radio documentary on early reading and what teachers should know about reading science.

October 17, 2017

Despite 'Discomfort,' Many Teachers Still Teach 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Here's Why

Although a Mississippi school district removed the famous novel from the curriculum because its language made people uncomfortable, teachers say 'Mockingbird' still has value.

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