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May 15, 2013 – Education Week
A high school English teacher aims to counter his coworker's fears that the common-core literacy standards' focus on nonfiction will hinder students' creativity.
April 3, 2013 – Teacher
March 27, 2013 – Education Week
A teacher who has been in and out of the classroom for the last three years offers some pointers that have helped get her reading lessons back on track.
March 12, 2013 – Teacher
The common standards have opened a new world to English/language arts students, writes teacher Lyn Cannaday.
February 27, 2013 – Education Week
Several of the nation's largest states showed gains in math and reading over roughly two decades, a new study says, though there's room to improve.
February 21, 2013 – Education Week
The number of games, apps, and software to help students learn to read and increase their literacy skills is growing fast, and the tools themselves are becoming more interactive and animated.
February 6, 2013 – Digital Directions
Teachers' understanding varies over how to balance fiction and nonfiction to meet the English/language arts standards.
January 30, 2013 – Education Week
Writing teachers are uniquely poised to facilitate life-altering experiences for students by encouraging them to write their stories, says teacher Greg Graham.
January 29, 2013 – Teacher
The popularity of e-books, however, is growing, according to a Scholastic survey of 6- to 17-year-olds.
January 23, 2013 – Education Week

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