Being shelf-less: How digital reading and listening boost literacy

Reading apps allow educators to drop entire libraries into students' hands, inviting them to read in print, on their phones while traveling, and through their headphones when being active.

How this Iowa district deployed AI to ban 19 books from its libraries

Mason City Community Schools removed the books from grade 7-12 libraries, with an administrator saying that the size of its collection was too large for staff to read every title.

Are English learners catching up with the big lift offered by ESSER?

How districts in five states are using relief funds to expand tutoring, family outreach and develop more multilingual teachers.

5 tips for creating an effective literacy program for English learners

Some of our secondary ELs were losing motivation around year three and needed inspiration to stay on task and engaged with our literacy program.

Advocates are fighting move to block ‘sexually relevant’ books in Texas schools

A new law will require books and other materials to be rated and reviewed by vendors for sexual content before they can be sold to school libraries. Texas lawmakers warned A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Of Mice and Men, The Canterbury Tales, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the Bible and other classic works of literature could be restricted.

How one vendor is trying to keep reading accessible in Florida schools

Administrators are seeking help complying with a new, controversial Florida state that requires each school district to adopt procedures for the regular approval, removal or discontinuance of books from media centers and classroom libraries.

Recovery on hold? How academic growth sputtered in 2022-23

The road to recovery remains rocky as the academic growth that most students made in the 2022-23 school year failed to match pre-pandemic norms, according to data on grades 3-8 released Tuesday.

Teacher recruitment, and 3 more keys for not leaving young readers behind

Is the science of reading coming to the rescue in a national 'literacy crisis?' And how can superintendents and their instructional teams ensure the approach gains traction in their classrooms? 

Math scores for this one group of students show historic, long-term decline

There are no "green shoots’" of academic recovery emerging, with the Nation's Report Card showing the largest-ever drop in math scores by 13-year-old students and decreases in reading.

We’re in a literacy crisis. Our children deserve a better approach.

After decades of multidisciplinary research, the scientific community has achieved consensus—children need systematic phonics instruction to crack the code and learn how to read.

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