Spotlight on Improving Reading in Schools

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Improving Reading in Schools


The Education Week Spotlight on Improving Reading in Schools is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • How math and reading difficulties can be jointly addressed
  • When students should be retained based on reading proficiency
  • Using research to determine best practices in reading instruction
  • Supporting students with language-based disabilities

You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Students with dyslexia often struggle with math fluency as well, and scholars at a recent conference put a spotlight on some of the possible connections.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week

A statewide reading initiative begun 17 years ago in Alabama is credited with raising reading scores and narrowing racial achievement gaps in one of the nation’s poorest states.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week

New research calls into question the widespread practice of retaining students in 3rd grade based on their reading proficiency.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week

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