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December 04, 2013

In a Digital Age, Print Books Find Favor With Young People

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.

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.

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 02, 2013

The Last Days of 'Whom'?

Language arts teachers take note: According to Atlantic staff writer Megan Garber, the dreaded "who/whom" distinction may soon be a thing of the past.

March 28, 2013

The Transformative Power of a Classic Novel

Chinua Achebe's most famous novel, Things Fall Apart, a trenchant exploration of colonialism and culture, has long been staple of of high school and college reading lists.

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 30, 2012

Friday Video Break: 'The Art of the Metaphor'

TEDEducation has been putting together some very cool short lesson videos combining animation with instruction by high-profile educators.

August 27, 2012

Teaching Writing, Old-School

Continuing his search for answers to schools' writing-instruction problems, Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews profiles Rick Cannon, a renowned English teacher at an all-boys Catholic high school in Washington. For more than 30 years, Mathews reports, Cannon has been getting glowing r...

August 15, 2012

Grammar Becomes Debateable

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

July 24, 2012

Software Co. CEO Has 'Zero Tolerance' for Poor Grammar

Last month, we highlighted a story on the reported decline of grammar skills in the workplace. Now we can add Kyle Wiens, CEO of the online-repair-manual company iFixit, to the list of executives who believe this is not merely an academic issue. In a fiery post for the Harvard Business Review, Wie...

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