The only way to improve data-driven scores en masse is to use public policy to address the main cause of low test scores: poverty. The only way to improve them in a given school is to teach to the test.
It is about cultivating a love of reading, writing and learning. It is about finding new layers of meaning in our lives through the stories we read, and the stories we tell about our experiences.
There are nearly one billion illiterate people on Earth. Two-thirds of them are women; 250 million of them are children.
On Saturday, TEN will stage its third annual Literacy Across Harlem march. I spoke Joe Rogers to learn more about the march, his organization's work, and what advice he'd give young scholars.
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Why do we have so few good options to educate ourselves about America's foundational text? And, what are the costs of this constitutional ignorance?
I started Billions Rising Foundation to highlight the creative and long-term solutions to poverty that are being generated all over the world. What we...
Time flies. Yes, we hear that everyday don't we? And on some days we see it too. Time flies. Can you see a difference you've made in someone's life...
Today, on International Literacy Day I would like to issue a more provocative challenge that I anticipate -- and sincerely hope -- you will fail. Try giving up something truly vital to our existence.
Cyber Civics prepares kids for their digital lives by teaching them how to protect their online privacy, manage their digital reputation, prevent and/or respond appropriately to cyberbullying, avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement and so much more
Without a proper education, young women become one of the most disadvantaged groups in rural Egypt. They are more likely to continue to work in poorly paid farms, to be married off early and to face greater risks in nutrition, health and overall well-being.
When his daughter Olive was born, Jason used his skills as a journalist and his "investigative toolkit" to identify the resources and skills he needed to make himself "a better parent."
Imagine if you picked up your phone, had an important text message from a doctor concerning your health, but you couldn't ready what the message said.
To improve students' writing skills, it is important to teach writing explicitly, to model for specific strategies and processes, and to provide students with ample time to practice and apply their writing skills.
He then said, "Dad, aren't you glad how I struggled with that word? I think I could feel my brain growing." I smiled: my son was now verbalizing the tell-tale signs of a 'growth mindset.'
We are getting a crystal clear understanding of the world these children live in. We're asking two key questions -- and the answers are providing insights that are more profound than we imagined.