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Getting Reading Right

In a new ongoing series, Education Week 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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Spotlight on Literacy Instruction

From improving grammar and writing competencies to measuring online reading abilities, literacy skills are critical to educational development. This Spotlight explores the effects of the Common Core on reading and writing instruction, the impact of rising automation on literacy skills, and how to empower students to love writing.

Spotlight on Improving Reading in Schools

Schools are implementing various strategies to improve reading among struggling learners. In this Spotlight, learn how educators are intervening on behalf of dyslexic students in reading and math, when students with low proficiency should be retained, and how research can reshape instruction.

Education Week Quiz

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?

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How Do Kids Learn to Read?

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Literacy and English/Language Arts Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address boosting student proficiency in reading, writing, and literacy through different types of instruction, including instruction aligned to the common-core standards.

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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If students will need to synthesize and analyze complex information on the job, why not start them early?
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The limited amount of academic writing that students learn in school may not be what they need for the workplace, argue some experts and employers.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Alabama, Michigan, South Carolina, and Wisconsin require all students to take the WorkKeys exam to measure reading and writing skills for work.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Recent studies raise some hard questions about the value of ability-based reading groups.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
Novels pitched to young adults explore the many sensitive and often-disturbing emotional issues raised by the tragedies in American schools.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Literacy Is a Civil Right
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
A push to get a federal court to recognize a constitutional right to education continues, despite last month's dismissal of a Detroit right-to-read case.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Nationwide, schools have lost 20 percent of their librarians and media specialists in the past 15 years. Here's why that could hamstring district literacy efforts.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
Amid worries about digital distractions and "fake news," more than half of students scored "high" or above on a new international assessment of internet reading skills.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
As achievement continues to flatten on NAEP, the gap is widening between the lowest and highest scorers on the nationally representative reading and math tests.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week

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