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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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While response to intervention has won over some parents, others complain the schooling approach has delayed needed services for children with learning problems.
March 2, 2011 – Education Week
The telemedicine pilot program at Berrien Elementary School offers on-site care over the Internet for students and educators.
February 23, 2011 – Education Week
A new initiative is helping school breakfast programs reach more students by serving the morning meal after the school day starts.
January 20, 2011 – Education Week
Elementary school online students need remediation or acceleration at junctures in their development some say are more crucial than any in high school.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week
Schools try to establish a college-going culture early on to offset the low expectations of the past.
December 8, 2010 – Education Week
When testing pressures cancel recess, students and teachers can't get the breaks they need, explains Nicholas Thacher.
November 17, 2010 – Education Week
While efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism typically focus on adolescents, experts say that the early grades are the place to start.
October 20, 2010 – Education Week
While efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism typically focus on adolescents, experts say that the early grades are the place to start.
October 14, 2010 – Education Week
Early-childhood education and school leadership experts call for principals to get good professional development on young children.
August 11, 2010 – Education Week
Drawing on his research at a New York City elementary school, Ted Kesler writes that teachers face high hurdles as they take up the task of integrating technology in classroom work.
August 6, 2010 – Education Week

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