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The continuous emphasis on test preparation instead of a focus on the development of lifelong readers has diminished emphasis on students’ recreational reading habits, says high school English teacher Nancy Barile. (October 21, 2015)

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The subject's ascent stems from its emphasis in the common core, feedback from colleges and the workplace, and emerging research.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
To satisfy college and workplace demands, the standards' framers are telling schools to shift more attention to informational text.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
The common standards require science, history/social studies, and other teachers to help their students' literacy development.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
Many states now require the identification of struggling readers and, in some places, retaining them until their skills are up to par.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
Children need a serious commitment from schools and policymakers to support early-learning efforts, Barbara O'Brien writes.
October 9, 2012 - Education Week
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
August 20, 2012 - Education Week
After more than 80 years of providing student-friendly twists on current events, the classroom magazine Weekly Reader will be folded into Scholastic News.
August 7, 2012 - Education Week
As schools prepare for changes under the Common Core, some educators are turning to a program that strengthens students' history knowledge and reading comprehension.
July 30, 2012 - Education Week
A summer of Spanish immersion in South America got one teacher thinking about ways to improve his literacy instruction once he heads back to class.
July 25, 2012 - Teacher

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