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September 03, 2013

'Bluest Eye' Becomes Common-Core Flash Point

Toni Morrison's oft-taught novel about young black girl's struggles with self-worth and identify in 1940s Ohio has become a flash point for opponents of the common standards because of its occasionally graphic content.

August 28, 2013

Close Reading and the 'I Have a Dream' Speech

A presentation expert uses a visual-display tool to analyze the shape and rhetorical patterns in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

June 07, 2013

Can a Font Help 'Cure' Dyslexia?

A Dutch designer has created a font he says will help people with dyslexia improve their reading.

May 15, 2013

PD Program Targets Cross-Curricular Reading and Confidence

At an event in downtown Washington yesterday, panelists discussed a professional development program that brings reading and social/emotional learning together and according to several studies is having positive effects in both areas.

April 10, 2013

Big Brother in a Textbook?

A new technology program allows instructors to track their students' reading progress in digital textbooks.

April 05, 2013

A Teacher's 'If' Poem for Her Students

In honor of National Poetry Month (and Friday .... whew, it's Friday!), we felt compelled to pass along a poem that a teacher sent to us.

April 01, 2013

A Month of Classroom Laughs

April Fools' Day kicks of National Humor Month, giving teachers the opportunity to incorporate jokes and laughter in their lesson plans this month.

December 28, 2012

Debating the Common-Core Nonfiction Requirements

Educators dissect the language in the Common Core State Standards requiring teachers to assign more nonfiction texts.

November 19, 2012

Student-Motivation Methods to Avoid

From the Associated Press: "A teacher in the southern Idaho town of Declo is being criticized after she had her fourth-grade students use permanent markers to draw on the faces of children who failed to meet reading goals."

August 15, 2012

Grammar Becomes Debateable

English teachers take note: Grammar—yes, grammar—has been making headlines this summer.

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