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How to Make Reading Relevant: Bring Job-Specific Texts Into Class

If students will need to synthesize and analyze complex information on the job, why not start them early? (September 25, 2018)

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César Morales: Recognized for Leadership in Literacy
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August 21, 2019 – Education Week
Even if you're too busy to wade through dense 30-page articles on best practices, don't give up on research, writes educator Cassandra O'Sullivan Sachar.
August 7, 2019 – Education Week
Time pressures cause some teachers to ignore important components of literacy, writes 1st grade teacher Brittany Oakley. Explicit vocabulary instruction is one of them.
July 10, 2019 – Education Week
As schools add more books with main characters of color to their shelves, some teachers are going a step further and examining whether those narratives can reinforce biases.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
We actually know quite a bit about the best way to teach reading, writes Jared Myracle. So why don't we do it?
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Kate Mayer and Jamie Lynch explain why they want to change the way reading is taught in their Pennsylvania school district.
April 3, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
A Model for the Reading Crisis
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
A new study of six school districts that made heavy investments in strengthening their cadre of school leaders shows a link to stronger student achievement and longer tenures.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
There are pervasive misunderstandings among educators when it comes to reading research. But there’s a national awakening brewing, write three district leaders.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Districts are learning to parse the kale from the iceberg lettuce in their curricular reading with a new K-12 mapping tool.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week

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