Why do so many children struggle to read? And why are we still debating over how they should be taught?
The failure to teach California’s three million low-income students to be effective readers is the ultimate existential threat.
With $131 million in federal and state Covid relief funds, Lodi Unified chose to prioritize literacy and social-emotional learning in its plan to help students recover from the pandemic.
Chauncey Bailey, a journalist killed in Oakland 15 years ago for reporting on a Black Muslim cult leader, is remembered by a journalist who helped finish his work.
Nystrom Elementary ditched a popular, yet criticized curriculum and put a greater focus on phonics to improve students' reading skills.
Some California teachers and researchers say tests must be carefully designed to avoid misdiagnosing dyslexia in students who are learning English.
High-tech literacy projects emerged out of the pandemic as a way to ensure young students stay on track as they learn to read.
Nystrom Elementary School in Richmond is revamping its literacy program this year with a greater emphasis on phonics both in lessons and one-on-one intervention, as well as on classroom discussion and grade-level, culturally relevant texts.
While other students already know the words they are sounding out, English learners may be learning to sound out words they don’t understand.
State officials eye legislation aimed at addressing the longstanding issue of struggling early readers.
A school bus driver started giving away books on her bus and realized that lots of kids didn't have books at home. She shares how she joined up with Dolly Parton to bring more books to kids.
Experts share insights on how parents and teachers can help kids — especially those who may be behind — learn to read as they go back to school.
While other measures are important, the key questions most parents should ask are “Is my child growing as a reader?” and “Is my child developing a love of reading?”
Students can make impressive gains in reading even under difficult circumstances if guided and encouraged to think for themselves.
An early literacy program launched as a pilot with 2,500 students has proved successful enough to expand to 14,000 students in coming months.