Elementary Schools

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Are Classroom Reading Groups the Best Way to Teach Reading? Maybe Not.

Recent studies raise some hard questions about the value of ability-based reading groups. (August 26, 2018)

Spotlight on Reading Comprehension
Educators are gaining a better understanding of what constitutes reading comprehension as technology reshapes the way students learn. In this Spotlight, learn how schools are teaching digital reading, predicting the deep reading comprehension skills students need throughout their schooling, and providing tools for collaborating with other educators to support productive reading across subjects.

Spotlight on Teaching Literacy
As digital technology transforms literacy instruction, educators are finding new ways to build avid readers. In this Spotlight, learn how schools are combining print and digital texts to develop reading skills, how educators are encouraging literacy instruction in every subject, and how teachers can differentiate supports for individual students.

Spotlight on Writing Instruction
From crafting good sentences to encouraging revision, writing instruction develops an essential skill. In this Spotlight, see how educators are teaching evidence-based writing across subject areas, using online tools to fuel collaborative writing, and inspiring students through the creation of school writing clubs.

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A federal investigation of alleged corruption in Michigan's state-run school district may complicate Gov. Rick Snyder's turnaround plans for the city's school system.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
A Geneva-based philanthropy has invested more than $28 million in the past six years to help children, adolescents, and adults with learning impairments that haven't been formally diagnosed.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
A pilot professional-development program funded by the National Science Foundation introduces elementary school teachers to a method of advanced problem-solving.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
Schools are revamping traditional back-to-school nights to enlist parents' help in ensuring that their children master key academic skills.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
A final evaluation of KIPP finds that its schools continue to have a positive impact on student achievement, even as the network expands.
September 23, 2015 – Education Week
Adams 14 in Colorado is among thousands of districts nationwide that are trying to root out discriminatory practices that can harm students' development.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
The ACLU has filed suit against the Kentucky school resource officer who shackled two young students with disabilities.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week
One of the world's most popular video games has made significant inroads into K-12 classrooms for teaching everything from city planning to physics.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week
Can an educational sketch-theater group known for teaching kids the art of storytelling thrive in the age of the Common Core State Standards and rigorous accountability expectations?
July 22, 2015 – Teacher
Many state legislatures notched incremental steps in expanding the scope and budgets for publicly funded early-care and -education programs.
July 8, 2015 – Education Week

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