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State Teachers of the Year: Independent Reading is Extremely Important

Tyler Reed May 22nd, 2015

How important is independent reading to a child's overall success? How often do teachers dedicate time to independent reading in the classroom?

Earlier this week,...

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Can Games Make Us Smarter? A Q & A with Greg Toppo

Tyler Reed May 1st, 2015

I met Greg Toppo for the first time in 2007. It was the year Scholastic released Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh installment in J.K. Rowling's...

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A Conversation with Math Educator Marilyn Burns

Tyler Reed March 27th, 2015

I always look forward to emails from Marilyn Burns, because she often writes things like this:

“I'm back from school. My, I love being in the classroom with...

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The Super Bowl of EDU: Seattle vs. Boston

Tyler Reed January 23rd, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday is just over a week away. And while most people are talking about how the Patriots stack up against the Seahawks (and who's to blame for #DeflateGate),...

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Our five most popular posts of 2014

Tyler Reed December 23rd, 2014

We've published to this blog 238 times this year (and counting!). As we near the end of 2014, I'm feeling thankful for the many people who have contributed to edu@...

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Five big education stories in 2014

Tyler Reed December 15th, 2014

We've had plenty to talk about in 2014 -- from Common Core to teachers unions to Chromebooks and blended learning. Here are five big education stories that kept my attention... Read more

Over $1 billion invested in early learning today

Tyler Reed December 10th, 2014

At a White House Summit on Early Education today, President Obama announced the recipients of two sets of federal grants targeting early learning. The grants come at a...

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Getting kids thinking like investigative reporters

Tyler Reed November 20th, 2014

I've spent my morning and evening commutes this week getting caught up on the Serial podcast, which just about everyone, it seems, is listening to.

A design guide for blended learning: Q & A with Heather Staker

Tyler Reed November 12th, 2014

As schools and leaders across the country consider technology's role in student learning, Heather Staker and Michael Horn have served as guides.

The brain: Your built-in storytelling app

Tyler Reed October 27th, 2014

Research on how the brain functions and how it operates while a person reads shows that the organ is constantly telling stories.