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Early-grades reading instruction has long been a central point of emphasis—and concern—for educators and policymakers. That's in large part owing to a provocative body of research showing that students who don't read with proficiency by the end of 3rd grade are far more likely to experience poor academic outcomes, including leaving school without a diploma. This Education Week special report takes a wide-ranging look at new efforts to address the challenges of early-grades reading instruction. (May 11, 2015)

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English teacher Ryan Tahmaseb managed to get his favorite author on the class reading list and he and his students both learned a lesson about the power of an authentic narrative voice.
June 8, 2015 - Teacher (Web)
New papers rehash debates around whether the common-core reading standards represent—or discourage—"developmentally appropriate" teaching practice for young children.
June 5, 2015 - Education Week
High school senior Gloria Clark knew she could succeed in college, but she had a harder time persuading university admissions officials to let her try.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
As library resources dwindle, philanthropists and policymakers could give e-book sharing a big boost, write David H. Rothman and Jim Duncan.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
New research calls into question the widespread practice of retaining students in 3rd grade based on their reading proficiency.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
This Education Week special report takes a wide-ranging look at new efforts to address the challenges of early-grades reading instruction, particularly in light of the waning influence of the federal Reading First program.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
Under the common core, teachers use new questioning techniques to help the youngest students learn to draw evidence from what they read.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
A statewide reading initiative begun 17 years ago in Alabama is credited with raising reading scores and narrowing racial achievement gaps in one of the nation’s poorest states.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
A school attendance program in Connecticut, a free preschool in Kansas, and summer learning programs in Illinois and Iowa are all part of an effort to ensure students read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week

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