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Illinois students are being encouraged to access a free online tool designed to promote summer reading and keep students’ brains active before school resumes in the fall.
The Washington Post published a “standardized test” that was written by an 8th-grade student in New York. It’s all in fun, but with any good joke, there are elements of truth.
The Illinois School Library Media Association announced its book awards on March 22. The awards are intended to represent “favorite” books for students in K-12 schools in Illinois.
Baltimore County Supt. Dallas Dance delivered his 1st State of the Schools speech Thursday. He hopes to issue digital devices to students & start foreign language instruction in elementary school.
The Voxitatis Research Foundation will conduct an initial pilot test of a Web-based application that will promote reading over the summer months.
The annual Read-Across-America Day, in honor of the birthday of Dr Seuss, kicked off a month that brings children of all ages together to celebrate the joy of reading.
A Maryland 7th grader’s book is available on Amazon. He wrote it when he was in fifth grade, and now you can buy it for yourself and let its words take you to a different world.
Teachers in Florida and in 45 states are struggling to revise lesson plans as the new Common Core State Standards go into effect. In some states, like Florida, the transition is gradual, while other states drop their old standards cold turkey.
An op-ed by a California student in the New York Times about standardized testing and how good students really learn stuff caught our eye. Kids learn, she says, by doing. What a shocker!
One of the most important skills you will develop in school is the ability to read. Without this ability, functioning at any level in society will be difficult. With reading comes the ability to communicate. You will find, if you talk with just a few married couples, one of the most important elements in a [...]