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‘TV textbooks’ bring access to low-income Florida students
‘TV textbooks’ bring access to low-income Florida students

Prompted by lackluster reading scores, Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla., is attempting to reach low-income students by turning students' televisions into learning centers.


Reading boosts brain pathways, affects multiple disciplines
Reading boosts brain pathways, affects multiple disciplines

Recent research shows that reading has a massive impact on brain function and can actually affect understanding in nearly all school subjects.


New online service applies the ‘Netflix’ model to literacy
New online service applies the ‘Netflix’ model to literacy

Capstone Digital has launched a new online service that aims to do for literacy what Netflix has done for consumer entertainment, with the hope that this approach might spark students’…


Ore. district says iPods fire up kids for reading
Ore. district says iPods fire up kids for reading

While other school systems across the nation have banned personal cellular phones or mobile internet devices, Oregon's Canby School District is one of a growing number of districts that is…


Can eBooks help bridge achievement gaps?
Can eBooks help bridge achievement gaps?

As more traditional book content goes digital, educators are left wondering whether technology will make achievement gaps even wider—or whether electronic books might act as a bridge for students traditionally…


Survey: Children like eBooks, parents not so much
Survey: Children like eBooks, parents not so much

Children and teens are ready to try eBooks, with some thinking that a bigger selection of electronic texts would make reading for fun even more fun, according to a new…


Speech recognition, mobile apps help build reading skills
Speech recognition, mobile apps help build reading skills

Students’ scores on a national reading assessment have remained relatively flat for nearly 40 years. As educators work hard to bring that average up, many are excited about the potential…


Reading instruction: Getting it right the first time
Reading instruction: Getting it right the first time

In his sweeping 2004 article, Preventing Early Reading Failure, Joseph Torgesen established that the reading skills students acquire in their earliest elementary years are critical predictors of their academic success…


Student video ‘Gotta Keep Reading’ inspires nation
Student video ‘Gotta Keep Reading’ inspires nation

In a powerful example of how online social networking, youth exuberance, and digital media can combine to affect a nation, students at Florida’s Ocoee Middle School created a video called…


New programs help English-language learners
New programs help English-language learners

As educational opportunities in the United States attract the families of students from across the globe, the need for effective methods in educating English-language learners (ELLs) continues to increase...

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