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School English vs. social English

Tyler Reed October 31st, 2013

Teaching students to use "academic language," or the language of school and the workplace, is an important part of teaching students to read.

The trouble is, it's...

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A profile of P-TECH: Rethinking career readiness

Tyler Reed October 25th, 2013

You might have heard about President Obama's planned visit today to the unique P-TECH high school in Brooklyn.

New research on the ‘word gap’

Tyler Reed October 22nd, 2013

A front page story in today's New York Times examines research on the language and vocabulary gap seen between children who grow up in low income households, and those who...

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Writing is learning

Tyler Reed October 21st, 2013

For me, writing is a messy process.

I agonize over opening sentences. I use the backspace button a lot. I delete whole paragraphs, rewrite, then realize I liked it...

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Math talk: Which number doesn't belong?

Tyler Reed October 9th, 2013

A key theme of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics is the need for students to use deeper mathematical thinking and reasoning skills (rather than just...

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Our natural abilities are just a starting point

Tyler Reed October 7th, 2013

Scholastic's David Dockterman was asked onto MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" show on Sunday to talk about the importance of students having a "growth mindset" about...

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How is the government shutdown affecting education?

Tyler Reed October 2nd, 2013

Here is a handy "cheat sheet" from Ed Week explaining the impact the government shutdown will have on education.

Alyson Klein has a "pulse check" here as well. How...

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13 children's book illustrators create art to promote literacy

Tyler Reed October 1st, 2013

As part of Scholastic's "Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life." literacy campaign, we commissioned 13 children's book illustrators to capture the spirit of the campaign...

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Hitting the sweet spot for learning

Tyler Reed September 30th, 2013

In this American RadioWorks podcast, psychology professor Dan Willingham explains the learning "sweet spot."


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Houston school district wins prestigious Broad Prize

Tyler Reed September 26th, 2013

The Houston Independent School District won the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education today in recogition of its efforts in raising achievement, graduation rates and...

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