iOS app Android app

Reading Skills

The Message From Baltimore

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

My colleagues and I work in the schools that serve the very communities affected by the recent disturbances. The children who come to these schools start off bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of enthusiasm and confidence, like children everywhere. But then all too many of them experience failure. And all that motivation drains away.

New National Text-to-Parents Program Aims to Promote Children's Early Language Development

Ann O'Leary | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Ann O'Leary

Studies have found that by age 4, children in lower income families have heard 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers. This disparity in hearing words directly translates into a disparity in learning words

Fourth Grade Reading Skills Improve, But Are Still Low

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. Slightly more fourth graders nationwide are reading proficiently c...

A New Reason Positive Sibling Interaction Is Important

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN NEW YORK Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:23am EST (Reuters Health) - In large families, young kids can't always get a lot of individua...

On The Importance Of Reading With Children: 7 Great Books To Read With Kids

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.18.2013 | Books
Zoë Triska

It's safe to say that I've always been a big reader. I can clearly remember the first time I sat and read a full book, when everything just clicked. It was magical.

Restart the Economy by Stopping Illiteracy

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 09.26.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Hansen Clarke

The silver bullet for rebuilding our business climate, reducing crime, and restoring employment is as simple as ABC. It's time for bipartisan action to end the crisis of illiteracy.

Why Storytime Matters

Flavia Colgan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Flavia Colgan

Whether a child is drawn to tales of medieval wizards or stories about the simple lives of everyday children -- storytime encapsulates the way books can channel the young imagination into intellectual growth.

Reading Scores Lagging Compared With Math, Students Made Almost No Progress In Reading Skills

The New York Times | SAM DILLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The nation's school children made little or no progress in reading proficiency in recent years, according to results released Wednesday from the large...