Primary Sources 2012: America's Teachers on the Teaching Profession is a survey of more than 10,000 public school teachers from every state, urban and rural districts, who are representative of novice and experienced professionals at all grade levels and in all specialties.
Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation asked 40,000 of our nation's public school teachers for their thoughts on American Education with the goal of placing teachers’ voices at the center of the discourse around education reform.
The 2010 study shares parents' and kids' views on a wide range of topics regarding reading in the 21st Century. From age 6 - 17, the time kids spend reading books for fun declines while the time kids spend going online for fun and using a cell phone to text or talk increases.
This research foundation paper brings together position statements from a variety of organizations and findings from nearly two decades of empirical studies that cite the measurable impact school libraries and library media specialists have on student achievement. It includes new data, statistics, resources, and strategies to help principals, school board members, teachers, and library media specialists support and improve their library media centers.
Even as the nation seeks to improve early literacy, there must be a commitment of resources, time, and staff to provide reading instruction for adolescents with low literacy skills. Investing in age-appropriate, research-based reading intervention now will avoid future spending on public welfare, unemployment benefits, and the criminal justice system. It will also allow the current generation of adolescent students to experience success in school and in life.
What is the role of technology in literacy instruction? Dr. Ted Hasselbring, Laura Goin and members of the Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt proposed an answer to this question with the development of a technology-based intervention program. In this article, Hasselbring and Goin describe the development the Peabody Learning Lab, which is based on the theoretical understanding of reading acquisition and sound pedagogical principles, enhanced through the use of integrated media.
This Scholastic Professional Paper has two objectives. The first is to inform teachers and school administrators about conceptual work and empirical research on "what works" in professional development, The second objective is to inform readers about Scholastic Red, a teacher professional development program for reading instruction that incorporates these principles and research findings.
Scholastic's Zip Zoom English is the result of six years of educational research and development and a strong commitment to narrowing the English language learner achievement gap. This paper presents the foundational and formative research supporting the development of Zip Zoom English.
What is the best beginning reading text for English Language Learners? To answer this question, we look to the research of Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert. Dr. Hiebert has worked in the field of literacy acquisition for 35 years, and is currently a Visiting Research Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Her recent work examines the impact of text features on young students whose native language is not English.
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