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It works to teach reading by phonics

Young readers comprehend just as well by learning with a phonics-only approach, rather than whole-word meanings, new research suggests.

Genetics may predict a child’s reading ability

A London study has used a genetic scoring technique to predict reading performance throughout school years from DNA alone.

Thyroid function linked to reading & math ability

Abnormal levels of a hormone produced by the thyroid are often associated with difficulties students have with literacy and numeracy skills.

Read Across America, March 2, 2016

Dr Seuss's birthday marks "Read Across America" Day, and people came from every walk of life to read to kids.

Bedtime (math) stories can bolster student gains

Adding math talk to story time at home is a winning equation for children's math achievement, even for math-anxious parents.

Visiting the Black History Museum in Alexandria

A Black History Museum in Alexandria, Va., has much to teach us about the history of literacy in the US. It's small but moving.

5th grader says PARCC test made her think

A 5th grader from Mass. liked the PARCC tests; they should be the only tests she takes. Others find standardized tests mind-numbing.

Reading to young kids may help them read

Reading to young children before kindergarten affects how their brain processes stories and may help make them more successful readers.