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Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on Adolescent Reading
This Spotlight will empower you with strategies for supporting students with better reading habits, high-impact tutoring research, and more.
July 15, 2022
Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on Equity in Literacy Education
This Spotlight will help you reflect on why educators need to make literacy accessible, individualized, and inclusive.
April 4, 2022
Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on Supporting Struggling Readers
This Spotlight will empower you to help struggling readers who feel ashamed; support older students who lag in reading, and more.
March 16, 2022
Reading & Literacy Online Summit Supporting Struggling Readers: Challenges and Strategies for Educators
Join fellow educators and administrators in this discussion on how to help struggling readers as they catch up on crucial literacy skills.
February 16, 2022
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Special Report Supporting Struggling Readers
This report examines what's known about supporting older readers who need help building their literacy skills and how to do so effectively.
January 4, 2022
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English-Language Learners Essential Practices for Building Literacy in Older English-Learners
Here are some guiding principles and practices to develop and strengthen literacy skills in middle and high school English-learners.
Catherine Gewertz, January 4, 2022
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School & District Management Staffing Shortages Are Hurting Students Who Need Extra Reading Support
As schools try to support older students who need reading help, they’re bumping up against personnel issues due to the pandemic.
Mark Lieberman, January 4, 2022
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Reading & Literacy What Teachers Can Do to Help Struggling Readers Who Feel Ashamed
Students who are ashamed of not being able to read on grade level tend to withdraw from class or act out, experts say.
Madeline Will, January 4, 2022
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Reading & Literacy The Benefits of Intensive Tutoring for Older Readers
Research backs high-impact tutoring for older readers. But schools face barriers including cost and staffing.
Ileana Najarro, January 4, 2022
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Reading & Literacy How Schools Can Support Older Students Who Lag in Reading
Many older students have gaps in their foundational reading skills, limiting their ability to access grade-level work.
Sarah Schwartz, January 4, 2022
11 min read
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Mathematics Algebra 1 Is a Turning Point. Here’s How to Help Incoming Students
Targeted support is especially urgent in Algebra 1, experts say; the class is a gatekeeper to higher level mathematics.
Sarah Schwartz, June 22, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Is the Bottom Falling Out for Readers Who Struggle the Most?
A growing proportion of 4th and 8th graders read at the lowest level on national tests. Experts are working to understand why.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 15, 2021
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