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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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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
Two teachers attempt to set the record straight on the instructional shifts required by the common standards.
July 10, 2012 - Teacher
Will Fitzhugh of The Concord Review is skeptical about emphasizing speed in scoring student writing over understanding of content.
June 20, 2012 - Education Week
As the school year closes, Anthony Colucci asks himself some tough questions about his performance as a teacher leader.
June 19, 2012 - Teacher
Teacher Justin Minkel says a project he launched to get more books into the homes of his students has had a profound effect on their academic progress and connection to reading.
June 12, 2012 - Teacher
Teaching students how to understand complex texts is critical to their cognitive development, writes Anthony Palumbo.
May 22, 2012 - Education Week
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