Teaching Research

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Reading & Literacy What Is Background Knowledge, and How Does It Fit Into the Science of Reading?
What a greater focus on content could mean for reading instruction.
Sarah Schwartz, January 30, 2023
12 min read
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Teaching Profession Q&A Award-Winning Teachers Are Pushing Back Against Attacks on 'Honest Education'
They plan to host conversations, educate school boards, and write op-eds about why affirming, culturally responsive classrooms matter.
Madeline Will, October 24, 2022
8 min read
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Reading & Literacy What the Research Says 3 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Helping Readers Grapple With Challenging Texts
A nationally known reading expert's advice on helping students with complex texts.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 17, 2022
3 min read
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Teaching Why Many Academic Interventions Don’t Have Staying Power—and What to Do About It
District leaders can use these tips to get the most bang for their buck.
Sarah Schwartz, October 13, 2022
5 min read
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Reading & Literacy Can a TV Show Really Help Kids Develop Reading Skills? What a New Study Says
New research shows that the PBS show "Molly of Denali" builds students' ability to read and use informational text.
Sarah Schwartz, August 30, 2022
6 min read
English-Language Learners Webinar The Science of Reading and Multilingual Learners: What Educators Need to Know
Join experts in reading science and multilingual literacy to discuss what the latest research means for multilingual learners in classrooms adopting a science of reading-based approach.
August 11, 2022
Special Education Reports Teaching Students With Learning Differences: Results of a National Survey
This report examines survey findings about implementation of best practices for teaching students with learning differences.
July 28, 2022
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Data Opinion Nobel Economist Finds Stunning Student Gains in Standardized-Instruction Model Used Abroad
The highly standardized, for-profit model poses interesting questions at home, even in the face of demonstrable results overseas.
Rick Hess, July 12, 2022
3 min read
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Science What the Research Says Teaching Students to Understand the Uncertainties of Science Could Help Build Public Trust
Scientists want schools to do more to help students appreciate how uncertainty and variation builds scientific knowledge.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 5, 2022
5 min read
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Reading & Literacy Letter to the Editor Reading Recovery Debate Is ‘Polarizing’
The executive director of the Reading Recovery Community pushes back against criticism of the program.
May 31, 2022
1 min read
Reading & Literacy Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About the Science of Reading?
Answer 7 questions about the science of reading.
May 23, 2022
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Teacher Preparation Are Aspiring Elementary Teachers Learning Enough Math?
Teacher-prep programs don’t always dedicate enough time to elementary math coursework, a report finds.
Madeline Will, May 18, 2022
6 min read
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Mathematics What the Research Says Textbooks Need More Real-World Math Exercises, Study Finds
A study of 8th grade textbooks in the United States and 18 other countries says most rely too much on basic computation problems.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 16, 2022
4 min read