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BookMarks

Bookmarks covers new releases and trends in the K-12 education-publishing arena. Educators and policy experts round out the blog with their periodic book reviews. (BookMarks ceased publishing in November 2017.)

Teaching No More Easy A's: Classroom Can Be a Breeding Ground for Grit (Q&A)
Schools have a responsibility to instill a growth mindset in students, says positive-psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller.
Kate Stoltzfus, November 21, 2017
7 min read
Teacher Preparation Teachers, Here's How You Can Find Your Political Voice (Book Review)
Former Education Week blogger Marilyn Anderson Rhames begins a series of reviews on the books that have changed her life as an educator. First up, advice for teachers on how to be more politically involved from author Celine Coggins.
Kate Stoltzfus, September 15, 2017
3 min read
Reading & Literacy EdWeek Readers Name Their Favorite Books of the Summer
For the second year in a row, readers of Education Week share the best books they've read this summer in response to a Twitter poll.
Kate Stoltzfus, August 9, 2017
7 min read
Student Achievement Here's What Our Opinion Bloggers Are Reading This Summer
Education Week opinion bloggers share their favorite summer reading recommendations for the second year in a row.
Phoebe Brannock, August 3, 2017
9 min read
Education 9 Lessons in Civility From Paddington Bear
Nine lessons in civility from Paddington Bear
Phoebe Brannock, July 17, 2017
4 min read
Education Q&A With Peggy Orenstein: Sex Education Isn't Working for Girls
Journalist Peggy Orenstein says parents and schools need to speak more openly with youths, especially young women, about sex.
Kate Stoltzfus, May 16, 2017
3 min read
Student Achievement How to Jumpstart Your Family Book Club
For families hoping to encourage reading with their kids, teachers wanting to improve their students' reading levels, or friends looking to expand their reading habits, book clubs are a helpful way to meet a variety of needs.
Alex Lenkei, April 27, 2017
2 min read
Reading & Literacy What Preschoolers Need From Adults
Early-childhood education often neglects the importance of play. Educator and author Erika Christakis explains why we need to rethink the purpose of preschool.
Kate Stoltzfus, March 21, 2017
6 min read
Equity & Diversity What Children's Book Influenced You the Most? Authors' and Educators' Picks
At the Annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Walter Mosley, Jacqueline Woodson, and others told us which books they loved as kids and why.
Kate Stoltzfus, March 1, 2017
3 min read
Reading & Literacy Study Reveals Children's Reading Habits
How are children reading in a digital era? A survey by Scholastic asked more than 2,000 parents and children about their reading habits in 2016.
Kate Stoltzfus, February 14, 2017
4 min read
Teaching How to Build a School From Scratch: One Principal's Story
After principal Nadia Lopez founded Mott Hall Bridges Academy in New York City, her commitment to her students' success earned national recognition from then-President Barack Obama. What did the experience teach her?
Kate Stoltzfus, January 25, 2017
6 min read
Reading & Literacy Education Week Short Story Contest Winner: 'Twenty-Six'
Read the winner of Education Week's short story contest. Educators and students submitted their best fiction in November in honor of National Novel Writing Month.
Kate Stoltzfus, December 23, 2016
10 min read
Education Q&A With Joseph Gauld: Why Character Education Matters
Although Joseph Gauld has been an advocate of character education for decades, recent changes in K-12 federal policy may put a spotlight on his ideas.
Alex Lenkei, November 10, 2016
2 min read
Reading & Literacy NaNoWriMo: Enter Education Week's Short Story Contest
Submit to Education Week's short story contest in honor of National Novel Writing Month.
Kate Stoltzfus, November 3, 2016
1 min read