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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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Many educators are learning that it's not just young children who need help with literacy skills.

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11/10 10:10 am | Q&A With Joseph Gauld: Why Character Education Matters | Although Joseph Gauld has been an advocate of character education for decades, recent changes in K-12 federal policy may put a spotlight on his ideas.

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The common core's impact on student achievement in states may have peaked early and now appears to be tapering off, argues a new analysis of NAEP scores.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Language arts teacher Timothy Dolan shares how taking the time to read to his students became a cornerstone of his teaching.
March 22, 2016 – Teacher
Writer David Denby talks about how he wrote his new book to understand how today's students consume the written word.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
To read and understand complex texts, some educators say students will need a deep knowledge of grammar.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
Positive and diverse representations of nonwhite characters in children’s books are essential for all kids, writes Alvin Irby.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
An international study finds that the U.S. has fewer low-performers in science on the PISA but not so for math or reading.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
A new survey report finds that the Common Core State Standards have fostered instructional changes in U.S. classrooms, but offers less clarity on specific strategies that boost student achievement.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
A pair of studies show that states’ math and English tests are getting tougher and tougher to pass.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week

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