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Want to Improve Reading Comprehension? Here's How.

Randi Bender | Apr 20, 2018 at 07:37 AM
The recent article in The Atlantic magazine, “Why American Students Haven’t Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years,” surprised a lot of folks. The article suggests that two decades of flat NAEP... Read More

Educated and Empowered Youth

Kelly Scannell | Mar 23, 2018 at 02:37 PM
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Word Play Is a Word Plus!

Dr. Tim Rasinski | Jan 19, 2018 at 07:00 AM
My wife and I were lucky enough to have our adult children with us over the holidays. We are avid game players, so we took full advantage of our time together. Every evening between Christmas and... Read More

Why Measuring Text Complexity Isn't Enough

Randi Bender | Nov 16, 2017 at 02:00 PM
You may have heard about recent changes to The Lexile Framework for Reading. MetaMetrics, the folks behind Lexile, announced that they are revising how they determine Lexile measures for certain... Read More

It’s the LOVE, Y’all

Mark Taylor | Nov 9, 2017 at 02:19 PM
Oprah Winfrey cut to the chase in her opening remarks at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Ron Clark Academy (RCA) this past Friday in Atlanta, GA. She spoke to what makes this school so... Read More

Finding A New Time and Place for Literacy

Tony Ferro | May 24, 2017 at 07:30 PM
I’ve been lucky enough to work with educators - teachers and administrators - for close to 12 years. I love my job. I’m inspired every time I see the impact these dedicated professionals make on... Read More

Get Lost! (In a Good Book)

Randi Bender | May 10, 2017 at 06:35 AM
One of the greatest pleasures is to get lost in a good book. Getting lost because of a good book can also be satisfying – I know, because it happened to me. I was commuting home after a long day... Read More

How is Peach Ice Cream Connected to Student Reading Choice?

Randi Bender | May 5, 2017 at 06:00 AM
My father-in-law, Ira Bender, knew the answer. Although he's no longer with us, this story about his love for peach ice cream provides evidence that some kinds of choice are better than others. Read More

Orange Page Turners Reading Challenge

Rachel Ring | May 2, 2017 at 02:00 PM
At a recent NJ Devils game, wild cheers erupted when the Jumbotron flashed, "We would like to welcome 450 students from Orange, NJ, as we celebrate their academic achievements through the Reading... Read More

Impact on Student Achievement: SBAC

John Ferrara | Apr 28, 2017 at 09:08 AM
One of the more ubiquitous and debated aspects of K-12 public education over the last 20 years has been the increased use of student assessments. Although the goal of using multiple measures to... Read More

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