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July 2010: Summer Tune-up
The Voice of Evidence in Reading Researchdiscusses the latest in reading research.
Children of the Code
Interview with Robert Sweet, Jr.
Reid Lyon Website
“Battle Lines Drawn in Common Core Standards: Whole Language vs. Phonics”
Introductory comments by Donna Garner - April 29, 2012
Beginning Reading: Influence on Policy in the United States and England 1998 - 2010 by Beth Robins
'Superman' debate: I know Superman ... and he can read, SignOn SanDiego
October 21, 2010
Third Grade Too Late to Fix Reading Woes, The Star Press, Indianapolis
February 9, 2010
Understanding Reading First: What We Know, What We Don't, and What's Next
June 25, 2009
MDRC, one of the contractors that worked on the Institute of Education Sciences' final impact study of Reading First (RF), takes a second look...
HEC Reading Horizons Celebrates 25 Years
Congratulations to HEC Reading Horizons as they celebrate 25 years of providing effective, scientifically based reading instruction through their Discover Intensive Phonics elementary reading program!! Countless former students are finding "the sky's the limit" because they received that priceless gift of the ability to read through the wonderful work of Charlotte Lockhart and her program, Reading Horizons. Though Char is no longer with us, her gift lives on through the faithful staff which carries on the mission.
The Good, Bad, and NAEP
April 29, 2009
Whether we like it or not, the name of the game in public education in the US is student achievement. It is the one means by which we measure our successes, determine our progress, and decide whether we are doing an effective job in our public schools or not. Usually, that manifests itself in performance on state assessments or how schools stack up when it comes to AYP. But on those few special days each year, we also have NAEP, scores. The Nation's Report Card provides us the best national snapshot on student academic achievement we can find ... until we finally get our act together and adopt and enforce national academic standards.