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Is School Curriculum Preventing Kids from Reading?

Is School Curriculum Preventing Kids from Reading?

A new study from Scholastic gives some revealing information on the state of the nation's reading.
 

Student Achievement: Only as Good as the Books Read in English Class?

Student Achievement: Only as Good as the Books Read in English Class?

A new study suggests that English courses are more influential in regard to future success than we once thought.

Prof Explains Why Black Families are Rejecting Public Schools

Prof Explains Why Black Families are Rejecting Public Schools

It is generally assumed that black families are big fans of public schooling, but that assumption is dated.

Are You on Track to Read the Average Number of Books Before You Die? (See Chart)

Are You on Track to Read the Average Number of Books Before You Die? (See Chart)

"If you are reading in order to become a better reader, you cannot read just any book or article."

An Amazing Thing Happened When Prisons Began Teaching Latin to Convicts

An Amazing Thing Happened When Prisons Began Teaching Latin to Convicts

Have we handicapped many students by removing Latin from schools?
 

School ‘Too Easy’ for a Surprising Number of Students, Study Finds (See Chart)

School ‘Too Easy’ for a Surprising Number of Students, Study Finds (See Chart)

Is it time to realize that a “fair and equitable” education system might be holding our nation’s best and brightest from accomplishing great things?

Children Prefer Reading Books on Paper, Not Screens

Children Prefer Reading Books on Paper, Not Screens

Why do we think children prefer reading on screens versus paper?

Do Top Spending States Get Better Educational Results?

Do Top Spending States Get Better Educational Results?

Is it the case that every low-spending state performs better than those who dish out more money?

4 Questions Every Intelligent Reader Should Ask

4 Questions Every Intelligent Reader Should Ask

Most Americans aren't smart readers. Here's how to tell if you are.

8 Reasons You Should NOT Read Great Books

8 Reasons You Should NOT Read Great Books

This professor's list may or may not soothe your book-illiterate conscience...

Teacher: Busy Work is Killing Love for Reading

Teacher: Busy Work is Killing Love for Reading

Miller’s observation is plain and simple common sense.

Judge Sentences Teens to Read Books to Pay for Crimes

Judge Sentences Teens to Read Books to Pay for Crimes

Until kids start learning to read and think for themselves, they'll simply be swept up in the emotional and uncontrolled trends in society.

Prof Explains What’s Wrong with Today’s ‘Critical Thinking’

Prof Explains What’s Wrong with Today’s ‘Critical Thinking’

Recent research suggests that neither teachers nor students really understand what critical thinking is.

Second Grade Reading Textbooks: 1879 vs. Today

Second Grade Reading Textbooks: 1879 vs. Today

There are two major differences between the texts used today and those used in the schools of the past.
 

How to Break the Deadbeat Dad Cycle

How to Break the Deadbeat Dad Cycle

A new NYU study suggests men want to be better dads—many just don’t know how.

Harvard Article from 1863 Offers 3 Simple Rules for Reading

Harvard Article from 1863 Offers 3 Simple Rules for Reading

We all know how important reading is. It benefits relationships, builds language development, and even lengthens one’s life.

Education Leader Explains 4 Reasons Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Education Leader Explains 4 Reasons Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Do you think we would see a drastic improvement in writing ability if we corrected even one of these areas in today’s schools?

What Parents Can Learn From this 4-Year-Old Reading Prodigy

What Parents Can Learn From this 4-Year-Old Reading Prodigy

The Library of Congress had a special visitor Wednesday: 4-year-old Daliyah Arana.

A Neuroscientist Explains Why So Many Children Can’t Read

A Neuroscientist Explains Why So Many Children Can’t Read

Have feel-good practices and culturally sensitive attitudes replaced the factual tools kids need in order to read?

How to Avoid Pointless Reading

How to Avoid Pointless Reading

We waste a lot of time trying to plow through books without a clear purpose.

What if teenagers can’t even read?

What if teenagers can’t even read?

A teacher’s letter to the editor will send chills down your spine. 

Study Explains Best Way to Bond with Kids While Reading

Study Explains Best Way to Bond with Kids While Reading

For many years now, my family has always tried to make some time over the holidays to sit down together and read old Christmas stories.

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

A 9th grade teacher polled his class and found this answer.

Stop Dumbing Down Books for Teens

Stop Dumbing Down Books for Teens

If they can't be challenged by reading, how are they supposed to tackle tough questions in life? 

Were Americans Illiterate Before the Arrival of Public Schools?

Were Americans Illiterate Before the Arrival of Public Schools?

It seems to be a popular assumption, but is it true?

A Recommended Reading List – from C.S. Lewis

A Recommended Reading List – from C.S. Lewis

A reading program for those interested in preserving Western tradition.

Teacher: Forget the Homework, Spend Time with Family

Teacher: Forget the Homework, Spend Time with Family

“I ask that you... eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early."

Are We Pushing Kids to Read Too Early?

Are We Pushing Kids to Read Too Early?

Giving children time to explore and learn to read on their own timetable may set them on a path to greater understanding and maturity.

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