Although cursive handwriting “is a dying field,” as one teacher said, it has made a comeback in some schools, including one in Maine where two students won awards this month.
Research shows many young children have fallen behind in reading and math. But some educators are worried about stigmatizing an entire generation.
As a child, the novelist found consolation in books that embraced American rugged individualism and the Korean quest for knowledge. Those same books showed her how to honor the stories of the people she grew up with.
Ultra-Orthodox schools must provide a proper education, but politicians aren’t holding them accountable.
Scrolling may work for social media, but experts say that for school assignments, kids learn better if they slow down their reading.
Across the country, inmates are distance reading bedtime stories to their kids and finding their own paths to redemption.
A year into the pandemic, a growing number of districts — including Los Angeles — plan to open for in-person learning.
These are the real wizards of the literary world.
Perhaps because I had a teacher who made reading aloud into ceremony, ritual and compelling drama, I grew up to find my cause in pediatricians’ promoting reading aloud at checkups.
Academic performance rose when a tiny Texas district required all students to attend class in person. But so did coronavirus infections.
The nation’s second-largest district has kept classrooms closed since March. The superintendent acknowledges it is “disproportionately hurting students who can least afford it.”
New York City became the highest-profile example when Mayor de Blasio said elementary schools would reopen starting Dec. 7.
Educate a girl. Send a young person to college. Restore a person’s sight.
There is no silver bullet to slay internet lies and fictions. But students can be taught to know when information is reliable.
Roll call becomes a roster of absences. Some students write fantasies of escape. Can a new life begin when you are confined with siblings and parents?
Virtual school will never be a perfect replacement for in-person learning, but there’s a lot of room for improvement.
School board members in Palmer, Alaska, raised concerns about language and sexual references in five books deemed too controversial.
Teachers and students are stressed. Here’s some things we learned talking with educators.
A major ruling in a lawsuit involving the Detroit public schools comes at a time when school shutdowns are expected to affect poor children most adversely.
They deserve better schools, but the courts don’t offer much hope.
New York City’s 75,000 public school educators are facing a challenge unlike anything in their careers. For students to avoid permanent setbacks, the success of remote learning is critical.