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New Read-Aloud Strategies Transform Story Time

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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Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

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

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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.

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Students' inability to navigate books with ease is a painful example of the book's declining role in society, writes Christopher L. Doyle.
March 31, 2014 - Education Week
Educator and author Donalyn Miller offers teachers some techniques to create not only avid readers, but lifelong readers.
March 26, 2014 - Education Week
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley tells lawmakers that she intends to direct more resources to the state's neediest students and push to improve public school technology.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Early results suggest the new state policy, which targets the 100 lowest-performing elementary schools in the Sunshine State, may be paying off.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
When students crack open a book of questionable literary merit in their free time, teachers and parents should see it as a valuable exercise, not a waste of time, write Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Michael W. Smith.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
Among the 21 cities in the latest Trial Urban District Assessment, only a handful made significant gains in reading and math from 2011 to 2013.
December 18, 2013 | Updated: January 9, 2014 - Education Week
Big questions linger as the U.S. Department of Education unveils its second annual look at results of the federal School Improvement Grant program.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
A fresh round of global test data shows students in more countries outperform U.S. 15-year-olds in math, reading, and science compared with 2009 results.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
Results of the 2013 national assessments in math and reading show more students scoring at proficient levels.
November 7, 2013 - Education Week
A few jurisdictions are seeing big gains in 4th and 8th grade math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, but results still lag for some states and student groups.
November 7, 2013 - Education Week

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