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Getting Reading Right: An Education Week Project

In a new ongoing series, EdWeek will interrogate the cognitive science behind how young students acquire foundational reading skills, with a focus on grades K-2, and explore the challenges educators face in teaching kids to read. (October 2, 2019)

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Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: Struggling Readers
How are schools helping students who are reading below grade level, how can math and reading interventions go hand in hand, and how do mixed-gender classes affect reading scores?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Literacy Instruction?
How can students deepen their reading comprehension, what are the kinds of writing that employers prize most, and how is academic language defined?

Special Reports

The Changing Face of Literacy
The advent of computers, smartphone apps, e-books, and other electronic media devices has transformed the way Americans read. Is it changing the way our children learn to read and write as well?

Literacy for the Workplace
The modern workplace is evolving and employers say that students need different kinds of literacy skills in order to thrive in it. Will English classes change in response?

Leader to Learn From

César Morales: Recognized for Leadership in Literacy
Superintendent César Morales leveraged his district’s 1-to-1 tablet initiative to create a massive bilingual-literacy campaign and make tens of thousands of electronic books in English and Spanish accessible to students and their families in Oxnard, Calif. He is recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From.

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January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Dispelling Phonics Myths
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
State Superintendent Mark Johnson has made an emergency purchase of more than $900,000 so that elementary schools can continue to use Istation while a legal fight continues over the program.
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
Not a single state requires that administrators prove they understand reading development, write Gail E. Lovette and Kenni L. Alden. Here's why that's such a problem.
December 17, 2019 – Education Week
Flawed methods for teaching reading are often passed down through cherished mentors, popular literacy programs, and respected professional groups.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
At an Ohio elementary school, teachers who once “did their own thing” are now using structured literacy programs—and despite some initial skepticism, they say they’re seeing gains.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
An analysis of the five most-used programs for early reading shows that they often diverge from evidence-based practices.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
Many teachers leave preservice training without clarity on what the cognitive science says about how students learn to read.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
Learning how to decode words is essential to becoming a reader. But research shows that building a strong vocabulary and knowledge-base is crucial as well.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
Phonics, to some, means tedious worksheets and drills. But many teachers have found ways to enliven their instruction with songs, dances, and games.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week

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