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At an Ohio elementary school, teachers who once “did their own thing” are now using structured literacy programs—and despite some initial skepticism, they say they’re seeing gains.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week

The debate on how to teach early reading has raged for a century. But for the last few decades, the cognitive science has been clear: Teaching young kids how to crack the code—teaching systematic phonics—is the most reliable way to make sure that they learn how to read words.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week

These sound-it-out books designed for young readers aren’t always popular with teachers. But experts say they’re an important tool in early reading instruction.
March 18, 2020 – Education Week

Recent studies raise some hard questions about the value of ability-based reading groups.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week

We actually know quite a bit about the best way to teach reading, writes Jared Myracle. So why don't we do it?
June 12, 2019 – Education Week

Literacy expert Susan Pimentel shares three evidence-based practices for how educators can boost reading proficiency.
October 29, 2018 – Education Week

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