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Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on the Science of Reading 2021
In this Spotlight, review where the learning gaps are for those learning to read, determine if teachers are properly prepared and more.
July 23, 2021
Reading & Literacy Letter to the Editor The Politics of Reading Is Failing Students
The National Reading Panel's guidance—not instruction—is to blame for students' low reading assessment scores, says a reading tutor.
July 12, 2021
1 min read
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Equity & Diversity From Our Research Center What Do Teachers Think About Discussing Racism in Class? We Asked Them
The new nationally representative EdWeek Research Center survey also asked educators whether they believe systemic racism exists.
Ileana Najarro, June 16, 2021
5 min read
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Teaching Profession Teachers Are More Likely to Experience Depression Symptoms Than Other Adults
A new survey by the RAND Corp. found that teachers are experiencing high levels of job-related stress, and it could cause them to quit.
Madeline Will, June 15, 2021
7 min read
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Teaching Opinion 'There’s a Lot of Potential Learning From Teachers Waiting to Happen'
Three educators and researchers share suggestions about how the two groups can better work together.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 25, 2021
10 min read
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Teaching Opinion What Education Researchers Can Learn From Teachers
Four educators discuss how researchers can make sure they are not asking the "wrong questions."
Larry Ferlazzo, May 24, 2021
14 min read
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Science Opinion Effective Science Learning Means Observing and Explaining. There's a Curriculum for That
Researchers say grappling with problems beats out traditional approaches.
William R. Penuel, May 17, 2021
5 min read
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Teaching How the Pandemic Prompted Teachers to Give Students More Flexibility, Choice (in Charts)
A majority of teachers say they now give students more leeway over how to complete assignments and more opportunities to revise their work.
Benjamin Herold, May 10, 2021
6 min read
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School & District Management Opinion Culturally Responsive Teaching Is Promising. But There's a Pressing Need for More Research
The evidence that culturally responsive teaching can fix the nation's schools for children of color is promising, but woefully incomplete, writes Heather C. Hill.
Heather C. Hill, March 6, 2020
6 min read
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Professional Development Opinion Teacher PD Gets a Bad Rap. But Two Approaches Do Work
Many researchers have given up on teacher professional development as a way to raise student test scores, but two approaches have been yielding good results, writes Heather C. Hill.
Heather C. Hill, February 21, 2020
5 min read
School & District Management What the Research Says Praise Seen as Effective Classroom-Management Tool
When teachers use more praise and fewer reprimands in the classroom, it seems to help students stay on-task and behave better, according to a new study.
Catherine Gewertz, February 11, 2020
1 min read
Reading & Literacy Preservice Teachers Are Getting Mixed Messages on How to Teach Reading
Professors introduce a mix of reading experts to future teachers, including those whose work conflicts with scientific research on reading.
Madeline Will, January 22, 2020
10 min read
Reading & Literacy Video What the Science Says About How Kids Learn to Read
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.
Brooke Saias, December 16, 2019
School & District Management How Much Should Teachers Talk in the Classroom? Much Less, Some Say
Are teachers consciously monitoring how much they talk vs. how much their students do? Research and front-line teacher experience suggest they should be.
Catherine Gewertz, December 10, 2019
8 min read