The Council for Exceptional Children is holding its annual conference here in D.C. this week. When I attended on Tuesday, a number of sessions were oriented around studies on tools and techniques for improving instruction for students with special needs. Some of the studies' outcomes seemed to car...
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Commenting on an NPR story on the disparity in language exposure between poor children and children in professional homes, urban educator Dan Brown questions how much individual teachers can do close student achievement gaps. He writes:
January 05, 2011
With a growing Muslim student population, Minnesota schools are struggling to fill their shelves with books these students can relate to.
January 04, 2011
In part to counteract its gradual disappearance from school reading lists, the publisher NewSouth Books plans to release a version of Mark Twain's Adventures Huckleberry Finn that eliminates the "n" word.
December 29, 2010
Grant Wiggins, the blogger who created a stir by writing that all fiction books should be banned from the English curriculum because boys find them boring, says his proposal was meant to be sarcastic.
December 28, 2010
The New York Times< reports on a nonprofit after-school visual and performing arts program that appears to be boosting some struggling students' reading skills as well as unleashing their creativity.
December 21, 2010
How much do project-based learning and independent student work presuppose a mastery or knowlege of basic content knowledge and academic skills?
December 20, 2010
One education consultant believes replacing most fiction with non-fiction books is the solution to getting boys interested in reading again.
November 22, 2010
Live from the National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Convention, Orlando Author Gary Paulsen spoke at Saturday's ALANAssembly of Literature for Adolescentsbreakfast. He likes to talk and spoke for almost an hour. There might have been a few eye rolls at my table and murmurings ...
October 25, 2010
Ariel Sacks ponders the connection between memory and reading comprehension, and wonders how our increasing reliance on digital technology will affect it: There are so many things I don't have to remember, because they're readily available on the internet, through my phone or computer, that I won...