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- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Hear how the former Mississippi State Superintendent led a transformation on reading instruction that improved scores across the state.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Join leading voices in the Science of Reading movement for a discussion on transforming reading instruction.Reading & Literacy K-12 Essentials Forum Reading Instruction in the Digital Age: What It Should Look LikeJoin us to explore how technology is being integrated into reading instruction, and the benefits and drawbacks of using digital tools.Reading & Literacy Webinar How Background Knowledge Fits Into the ‘Science of Reading’Join our webinar to learn research-backed strategies for enhancing reading comprehension and building cultural responsiveness in the classroom.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Dive into this playbook for expert advice on how to align assessments and instruction with the Science of Reading. Read now.Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on Enhancing K-5 Literacy SkillsThis Spotlight will help you‘ understand encoding’ and its essential role to literacy, the push for more nonfiction materials, and more.Reading & Literacy Book Challenges Doubled in 2022 and Became More OrganizedBook ban attempts nearly doubled in 2022, after a sharp increase in 2021. The number of books challenged is now at a 20-year high.Reading & Literacy Why Some Teachers' Unions Oppose 'Science of Reading' LegislationSeveral state unions say the mandates could limit teachers’ professional autonomy in the classroom.Reading & Literacy Q&A A Reading Teacher Makes a Case for Early Dyslexia ScreeningAs states debate whether to mandate dyslexia screening in schools, a California teacher explains how the process works.Reading & Literacy Opinion How to Make the Science of Reading Work for TeachersOne state took a different path with good initial results, writes a state chief academic officer.Reading & Literacy Most States Screen All Kids for Dyslexia. Why Not California?The state teachers' union has historically been among those opposing a bill to screen students for signs of the disorder.Reading & Literacy There's Confusion Over Book Bans in Florida Schools. Here's WhyLibrarians and experts say Florida laws cause book bans in schools, but the governor says there's no connection.Reading & Literacy Q&A Why Printed Books Are Better Than Screens for Learning to Read: Q&AUCLA professor Maryann Wolf outlines the best ways to teach reading to kids who have grown up using digital devices.Reading & Literacy From Our Research Center Reading on Screens for Class Assignments, in ChartsThe EdWeek Research Center surveyed teachers nationally to probe how they use digital and printed reading materials.Special Report How Technology Is Shaping Reading Instruction—for Better or WorseThe transition from print books to reading on computer screens raises questions about how to use digital tools to teach reading.