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The latest news about reading, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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The Value of Literature in the Classroom

As more and more education discussions focus on STEM, English teacher Jess Burnquist reflects on the continued importance of literature and creativity in schools. (March 18, 2015)

Spotlight on Reading Instruction

Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

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

Spotlight on Creating Readers

Issue Backgrounder

The Book Whisperer Blog

09/30 09:02 am | The Next Chapter | Donalyn Miller says goodbye to The Book Whisperer blog and invites you to continue thinking and learning about reading instruction.

BookMarks Blog

11/25 12:50 pm | Girls' Education at the Forefront of New Book | Women's empowerment and equality take center stage in May Rihani's new book Cultures Without Borders

On-Demand Webinar

Reading Interventions: When Core Instruction Isn't Enough
Two instructional intervention experts provided research-based guidance for planning and implementing reading interventions to meet the varying needs of students.

PD Webinar

Developing Young Readers With CAFE Book Authors Gail Boushey and Joan Moser
In this webinar, the authors provided a brief overview of the CAFE system, and discussed a systemized approach to reading instruction.

Special Collection

Getting Creative About Literacy
This issue of the Teacher PD Sourcebook aims to highlight instructional efforts that bring reading and writing to life for today's students.

PD Direcotry

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
English / Reading
Writing

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The federal Investing in Innovation, or i3, initiative bet heavily on the Success for All program, and an early evaluation suggests the investment is paying off.
October 30, 2013 - Education Week
Public libraries are moving deeper into digital learning, often in partnership with schools and other institutions, to help prepare students for the skills they'll need for college and careers.
September 4, 2013 - Education Week
Educators must move past common-core anxiety and focus on steps for implementing the standards, Linda Diamond writes.
August 27, 2013 - Education Week
August 5, 2013 - Education Week
The common-core standards present an ambiguous message on how to draw information from maps and charts, Phil Gersmehl says.
July 22, 2013 - Education Week
For most high school students, Mark Twain's controversial masterpiece brings frustration and confusion rather than literary enthusiasm, says a writer and educator.
July 10, 2013 - Teacher
Upon transferring to a school in Mexico that has insufficient records of students’ literacy levels, a teacher comes to see the value in assessments.
June 18, 2013 - Teacher
When Dowan McNair-Lee took an education class at college, she knew that was where she belonged.
May 21, 2013 - Education Week
May 21, 2013 - Education Week
May 13, 2013 - Education Week

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