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In 2018, The Fordham Institute published a report, Reading and Writing Instruction in America’s Schools, that used online survey data from language arts teachers throughout the US to gain insights into the implementation of college and career-ready language arts standards. Of the four key findings...

The average adult in the United States reads a few thousand words every day—encompassing everything from street signs to text messages to news headlines. But those thousands of words amount to nothing without comprehension and critical reading skills, which enable us make sense of the...

Whether it’s through assessment practices that ensure your students are on track, or creative lessons to make sure they have 21st century skills, as educators, we know you’re always thinking about prepping your students for the world that awaits them after graduation. Check out the two pieces...

I started teaching English 2 while I was a student teacher and have continued all five years of my career. It’s my favorite course to teach – in part because I have the opportunity to expose my students to challenging texts both about current events...

Now, more than ever, teachers have the flexibility to let their creativity shine in their classroom. And some are even taking it a step further by using their voice to inspire change throughout their community, district, and even state. Below are three pieces that highlight the power...

My husband and I recently bought our first home. You always hear about the challenges of home ownership, but you don’t quite understand them until you actually own your own home. The electricity went out in our neighborhood in our first week, blowing a fuse...

I'm sure you know all too well, the excitement that comes with the first day of school. All of our summer planning and prepartion can finally be put to good use. The first day sets the tone for the rest of the year, and it's important that we...