Watch: Explosive PBS Report On How Phonics Prevents Learning-Disabled Diagnoses

Four out of five of the children labeled "learning disabled" are placed in that category due to dyslexia diagnosis. And learning-disability diagnoses have steadily increased in the past several decades, especially for non-physical disabilities. But, as a recent PBS report shows, most dyslexic children are not actually brain-impaired (although a minority are). What has handicapped … Continue reading Watch: Explosive PBS Report On How Phonics Prevents Learning-Disabled Diagnoses

Public School Leaders: We’ve Created A National Reading Crisis

"Research has documented what works to get kids to read, yet those evidence-based reading practices appear to be missing from most classrooms," write three public school administrators in a recent issue of Education Week, a prominent industry publication. "Systemic failures have left educators overwhelmingly unaware of the research on how kids learn to read," they … Continue reading Public School Leaders: We’ve Created A National Reading Crisis

Good Books for Middle and High School

An incomplete list of classic books from the course of literary wanderings, both from voracious reading and a librarian stint. They are delightful, well-written, and thought provoking. After all, isn’t the purpose of an excellent book to shape your thinking by dialogue with great minds across time? Books that are longer, harder to read, or … Continue reading Good Books for Middle and High School