The proportion of students who are the focus of federal aid is growing. Thus, we should reconfirm our commitment to bringing about greater equity in education.
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Steve Young has been a writer for the David Letterman Show since 1990. One year ago he happened to glance out a window in the upstairs hallway and noticed a piece of petrified gum on the window ledge.
When John Zickefoose was in school, he had a secret: he didn't know how to read. Years later, when his young son busted him for not knowing words in t...
John O’Hara said it best: “Becoming the reader is the essence of becoming a writer.” It’s no secret that reading a lot can supplement your wri...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Amazon.com Inc. is dropping the price on its Kindle e-reader, but the change comes with a trade-off: On-screen ads.
The online retai...
A new study reveals that the level of reading skills children develop by third grade may indicate their likelihood of graduating high school.
We are currently in the midst of a series of budget battles, and funding for vital early childhood education programs is at risk of being cut or eliminated entirely.
We've been watching you again, and we've been spotting you reading all sorts of books.
From vampire fiction to Hemingway novels, you've been across...
As a child, Byron Pitts was functionally illiterate and spoke with a stutter. Today, he is an Emmy-winning Chief National Correspondent for CBS News and Contributing Correspondent to 60 Minutes.
Facing the likelihood of state budget cuts that would eliminate $15 million for library and reading program Newport Beach is considering turning its first library into a community center without books.
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Members of the Alabama Foodie Book Club bring a dish inspired by the book to share. What could be better than critiquing a book while sampling tasty food?
Books are the cornerstone of education -- and so much more. The first stories children read are the ones that help mold them into the adults they will become.
I don't remember when I first knew about my heroine, Hildegarde of Bingen, but it seems as if she's been lurking on the edges of my life forever.
There is nothing like the freedom of a pencil as I'm taking the muck that is a first draft and trying to make something of it. Not quite right the first time? Erase and try again!
A major shift in the academic achievement of males -- and their prospects for a good life -- is occurring right before our eyes.
I quickly found myself chucking my "hatred" for things like iPad books. I'm a sucker for "heart." There's a lot of "heart" here. There's also a lot of fun.
Soon after Amazon announced it was selling 143 ebooks for every 100 hardcovers, a writer friend with a new iPad told me she had gotten rid of five shelves of books.
Will printed books cease to exist? I honestly don't know the answer. But I know that I miss the books I've lost along the way, the physical books with their notes, underlinings and associations.
Shouldn't we be more geared toward discovering what we want our education system to do in the broadest sense than myopically focused on where we rank?
Worldwide at least 774 million people remain illiterate, unable to enjoy the right and pleasure of reading. Two-thirds of them are women.
We have Uma Thurman narrating a story that is billed as literature whose primary purpose is to sell $39.50 Blake Pig Pony Oxfords or $395 cowboy boots.
NEW YORK — It began as a competition between sixth-grader Jailen Swinney and a friend: Who could read a book faster?
But after finishing Walter...
A number of notable independent bookshops in New York are bucking the trend, providing a place to browse and find the unexpected tome or meet an author.
Focusing on vocabulary drill can lead educators to forget how kids in affluent homes actually acquire their wonderful lexicon.
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