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Experts express concern about proposed definition of high-quality reading instruction

Words matter.  State education leaders have grappled over the right words to define “high quality reading instruction” for more than...

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Here are a literacy task force’s initial ideas on bettering the teaching of reading

A team of education leaders, charged with recommending improvements to reading instruction in classrooms across North Carolina, is refining its...

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Mapping Read To Achieve: How did districts fare last year?

Just before COVID-19 building closures and remote learning began, the Department of Public Instruction released reading proficiency data from last...

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Talking reading and policy with President Pro Tem Senator Phil Berger

Editor’s Note: Alex Granados and Mebane Rash edited this interview for length, clarity, and keeping it to policy. I’d like...

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This reading skill may not sound exciting, but is it the ‘missing piece’?

This is an article about phonemic proficiency. Don’t click away to that post on Three Ways to Fix Reading Scores Instantly just...

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Perspective | In our quest to improve early reading in North Carolina, let’s remember the ‘Five W’s’

Growing up, one of my favorite shows was Nick News with Linda Ellerbee. For those who missed it, Nick News...

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Reading instruction needs to improve. Who will lead the charge, and how?

North Carolina is on a growing list of states that are studying Mississippi’s rising reading scores and discussing how to...

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Perspective | Book Harvest’s Dream Big book drive

“Everyone needs to become a good reader so that when they are an adult they will have a better life,”...

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Perspective | NC’s Teacher of the Year recommends moving from retention to instructional support for students who struggle with reading

Recently, the issue of our Read to Achieve law with specific concern to how districts are retaining students who do...

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This North Carolina teacher prep program is labeled a national model. Here’s why.

Hank Weddington gets a lot of calls from principals in the area surrounding Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he is dean of...

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State leaders ask: How can North Carolina better teach kids to read?

Education leaders and reading experts are asking how to shift reading instruction and proficiency in North Carolina as student results...

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North Carolina rethinks how to train teachers on reading instruction

A group of education leaders and experts met for the first time Friday to decide how to better prepare teachers...