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Literacy Crisis in Middle Schools Demands Professional Development in Key Teaching Areas

Sheena Hervey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Sheena Hervey

While some progress has been made in middle school literacy, it's clear that a significant number of current middle school students will graduate unable to understand complex texts necessary to succeed after high school.

More States Requiring Students To Repeat A Grade: Is It The Right Thing To Do?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Thousands of third-graders may have a sense of déjà vu on the first d...

Principal Forced To Dress Up As Lady Gaga Milk Cow

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education

Justin Vernon, principal of the Roger Clap Innovation School in Boston, Mass., recently had to dress up as Lady Gaga and milk a cow after losing a bet...

Q&A With 826DC Executive Director Joe Callahan

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Located in the now bustling center of Columbia Heights, 826DC has been a welcome, if somewhat confusing, addition to the neighborhood. ...

Can Stricter Federal Guidelines Fix America's Literacy Crisis?

Posted 07.15.2012 | Education

As American students continue to fall behind foreign peers, 45 states and Washington, D.C. have adopted the Common Core State Standards, a new set of ...

From Geometry To Gym Classes, Writing Infiltrates Every High School Course

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Writing ... again? groaned Fred Redeaux's honors geometry class. "Let me give you a ne...