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How the School Library Saved My Life

An introvert by nature, Megan McDonald, the author of the Judy Moody series, writes that books—and the library—have been her refuge. (April 29, 2016)

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Most experts agree that even the very youngest students should be learning with a mix of print and digital texts.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
The Common Core State Standards allow for technology use in the classroom, but they don't make a big push for teaching digital literacy, some literacy experts say.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Can iPads, social media apps, and digital reading platforms help teenagers better engage with a 500-year-old literary classic?
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Some experts predicted that e-books and digital devices would turn print books into relics, but that hasn’t happened—at least not yet.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
School librarians increasingly find themselves teaching students how to navigate and consume information online—and helping teachers embed those skills into the curriculum.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
The common core's lesser-known literacy standards call for teaching students to write, read, and analyze like historians, scientists, or other discipline experts.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
The curriculum review group EdReports.org last week released its first round of ratings for grades 3-8 English/language arts materials—and results were mixed.
September 8, 2016 – Education Week
The first major independent research study on the edTPA, a closely watched new licensing exam for teachers, raises questions about the test’s ties to effective teaching.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
More states and school districts are aiming to reach ELLs early as mounting evidence shows that exposure to language instruction boosts young children's odds of stronger academic achievement later on.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week

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