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Stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn. From APM Reports.

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Stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn. From APM Reports.

    Reading update: Experts say widely used reading curriculum is failing kids

    Reading update: Experts say widely used reading curriculum is failing kids

    A first of its kind review finds Lucy Calkins' materials don't align with the science of reading.

    • 35 min
    New salvos in the battles over reading instruction

    New salvos in the battles over reading instruction

    Several powerful people and organizations have weighed in on the national conversation prompted by APM Reports' podcast episodes.

    • 46 min
    National assessment shows more K-12 students struggling to read

    National assessment shows more K-12 students struggling to read

    Correspondent Emily Hanford talks about the latest NAEP results and what they say about the state of reading instruction in the U.S.

    • 25 min
    A conversation with Emily Hanford on reading instruction in the U.S.

    A conversation with Emily Hanford on reading instruction in the U.S.

    Hanford talks about her reporting on what's wrong with how schools teach reading.

    • 42 min
    Ditching the lecture for active learning

    Ditching the lecture for active learning

    There's a growing movement at colleges and universities to create classrooms where students take the lead.

    • 18 min
    As colleges navigate inclusion and free speech, students of color work to find their own way

    As colleges navigate inclusion and free speech, students of color work to find their own way

    Do administrators have to choose between protecting free speech and creating a civil climate on campus?

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Zumbagirl11733 ,

Excellent piece to understand where we stand on teaching reading to young children

This podcast is a fantastic, comprehensive overview on where we stand when teaching young children how to read. There are so many conflicting studies and tons of money to be made by companies at the expense of children.

Missrei89 ,

My mission

I made the decision to become an educator a couple of years ago. I’m an English major that has a passion for reading and heart for the children that are left behind. This podcast has been further proof that I’m doing something so necessary for our future generations.

ac in minnespolis ,

Stop referring to some literacy experts as scientists and others simply as educators

Your reporting on reading is extraordinarily biased. You need to read the latest PISA scores and discuss what occurs beyond this basic level of reading, which, while important, is not the whole story. You ignore the fact that we have been inundated with skill-based reading interventions for almost two decades. Why don’t you do a podcast on critical literacy in order to offer more of the story? If you are interested in this topic, there is scientific research on the need for critical responses to texts and the ability to create new texts (write ). Your tone is dismissive and it’s so frustrating to hear this portrayal of the terrain of literacy research. It’s not either/or. I’ve taught 20 years in grades 4-12, and then 5 years in higher education.

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