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The Power of Story in the Classroom

Using stories in the classroom not only provides entertainment and connection, but has the power to help students absorb information in a lasting way, writes Trevor Muir. (July 19, 2017)

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Performance on the national exams has stagnated since 2009, including among racial and ethnic groups, prompting renewed concerns about the persistence of achievement gaps.
May 14, 2014 – Education Week
Some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
A Pennsylvania school district is working to train high school teachers in ways to help students transfer print-based reading strategies to their lessons when they use iPads.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
The only motivation most students get from rewards is the motivation to get more rewards, writes teacher Steve Gardiner.
May 1, 2014 – Education Week
Specialized texts serve older students reading many levels below their peers, but some ask how they align with requirements of the common core.
April 23, 2014 – Education Week
Teacher and writer Lydie Raschka says publishers and schools may be sending kids the wrong message about poetry.
April 21, 2014 – Teacher
Students' inability to navigate books with ease is a painful example of the book's declining role in society, writes Christopher L. Doyle.
April 2, 2014 – Education Week
Educator and author Donalyn Miller offers teachers some techniques to create not only avid readers, but lifelong readers.
March 25, 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 29, 2014 – Education Week

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