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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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A French teacher says foreign-language and other electives teachers are uniquely placed to give students enrichment opportunities that help expand literacy skills.
April 25, 2012 - Teacher
Many educators have inferred that the common core bans the practice of providing students with context and content before they read text.
April 24, 2012 - Education Week
To meet expectations of the common standards, Kentucky’s social studies and science teachers are teaching reading strategies.
April 23, 2012 - Education Week
More states are requiring teacher-candidates to take—and pass—licensing tests in reading before they can move into the classroom.
April 17, 2012 - Education Week
A week with a Washington High honors student highlights the hopes and challenges of a national push to deepen adolescent literacy.
April 3, 2012 - Education Week
March 27, 2012 - Education Week
As increasing numbers of states move to end social promotion, some are also including interventions to help students learn to read.
March 27, 2012 - Education Week
Because of its emphasis in the common-core standards, millions of teachers are faced with increasing their use of nonfiction.
March 13, 2012 - Education Week
A new study finds that skilled readers do not rely on sounds when reading but rather retrieve words purely from a "visual dictionary."
February 29, 2012 - Teacher PD Sourcebook
A new digital book-sharing service gives students with disabilities access to books in alternative content formats.
February 29, 2012 - Teacher PD Sourcebook

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