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June 12, 2020

Merriam-Webster is Rewriting Its Definition of Racism. Should Teachers Change Theirs, Too?

The dictionary is getting an update, to make it clear that racism goes beyond personal prejudice. Educators say the change is significant—but that students' understanding of racism shouldn't stop at the dictionary definition.

February 20, 2020

California Agrees to $53 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Low Literacy Achievement

Targeted in a lawsuit focused on students' struggles to read, California has agreed to provide $53 million for early literacy instruction and a range of services to support it.

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.

October 17, 2019

7 Signs That Your School Newspaper Risks Censorship

A new report outlines danger signs of censorship at student-run newspapers.

November 16, 2016

Teachers, Education Week Wants Your Short Stories on Education

Education Week will publish the top three short stories about education on its BookMarks blog.

October 31, 2016

Resource Watch: National Novel Writing Month Has a New Website for Educators

NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program has a beta version of a new website for teachers and students, complete with a variety of new educational resources.

August 30, 2016

Resource Watch: Students Can Now Publish Their Letters to the Next President

A website run by the National Writing Project and PBS member station KQED will publish students' letters to the next president about issues that matter to them.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

March 01, 2016

Students Petition for Reinstatement of Teacher Put on Leave Over Poem

Thousands of students are petitioning for the reinstatement of a teacher who resigned after being placed on administrative leave over a controversial poem.

December 03, 2015

Are Some English Teachers Encouraging Bad Writing?

In an effort to encourage more descriptive writing, many language arts teachers have adopted that practice of barring students from using certain commonplace words in compositions.

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