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Legislative leaders are baffled. We all should be. After pouring more than $200 million additional dollars into helping our children read at grade level, they (and we) want to know when we are going to see results.
Legislative leaders are baffled. We all should be. After pouring more than $200 million additional dollars into helping our children read at grade level, they (and we) want to know when we are going to see results.
 
The long-anticipated 2022 math and reading scores from National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) have been released. As expected, the NAEP scores, commonly known as the nation’s report card, were not good.
The long-anticipated 2022 math and reading scores from National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) have been released. As expected, the NAEP scores, commonly known as the nation’s report card, were not good.
 
We all know there are tremendous benefits to reading the Bible, but it's so hard to be consistent with reading it every day!
We all know there are tremendous benefits to reading the Bible, but it's so hard to be consistent with reading it every day!
 
Scores in math and reading declined at the worst level in decades for students during the pandemic, according to a new assessment.
Scores in math and reading declined at the worst level in decades for students during the pandemic, according to a new assessment.
 
It is true that “you don’t always know what you got til it’s gone,” (even if that is improper English), but a lot of misery can be avoided by understanding history and looking at data rather than relying solely on feelings when implementing change.
It is true that “you don’t always know what you got til it’s gone,” (even if that is improper English), but a lot of misery can be avoided by understanding history and looking at data rather than relying solely on feelings when implementing change.
 
North Carolina students in early elementary education are reading more proficiently today compared to a year ago, according to the results of a new analysis.
North Carolina students in early elementary education are reading more proficiently today compared to a year ago, according to the results of a new analysis.
 
The two books of my summer reading paint a picture of America that is both unsettling and understandable. Anne Applebaum is an award - winning historian and prizewinning author.
The two books of my summer reading paint a picture of America that is both unsettling and understandable. Anne Applebaum is an award - winning historian and prizewinning author.
 
North Carolina surpassing other states for early reading comprehension in schools post-pandemic.
North Carolina surpassing other states for early reading comprehension in schools post-pandemic.
 
Roughly 70% of 10-year-olds in low and middle-income countries cannot read following school lockdowns, according to the World Bank, while American children of the same age are experiencing similar issues.
Roughly 70% of 10-year-olds in low and middle-income countries cannot read following school lockdowns, according to the World Bank, while American children of the same age are experiencing similar issues.
 
A Seattle street preacher says he was arrested for simply reading his Bible at a public park near a Seattle Gay Pride event.
A Seattle street preacher says he was arrested for simply reading his Bible at a public park near a Seattle Gay Pride event.
 
Reminder for all you Christians who started a one-year Bible reading plan in January: it might be time to start that thing. The good news is that if you read half of the entire Bible today, you'll be completely caught up!
Reminder for all you Christians who started a one-year Bible reading plan in January: it might be time to start that thing. The good news is that if you read half of the entire Bible today, you'll be completely caught up!
 
It's important for kids to read because it nurtures their imagination and will help them understand important concepts like the political background in the world of Dune—or why socialism fails every time it's tried.
It's important for kids to read because it nurtures their imagination and will help them understand important concepts like the political background in the world of Dune—or why socialism fails every time it's tried.
 
More than three quarters of students at one Baltimore high school are reading at an elementary level, with many reading at a kindergarten level.
More than three quarters of students at one Baltimore high school are reading at an elementary level, with many reading at a kindergarten level.
 
Often, incoming freshmen receive their first university assignment before the school year even begins: the summer reading. Many institutions see the summer reading assignment as an opportunity for new students to develop a sense of camaraderie.
Often, incoming freshmen receive their first university assignment before the school year even begins: the summer reading. Many institutions see the summer reading assignment as an opportunity for new students to develop a sense of camaraderie.
 
Imagine a room full of fresh-faced humanities graduate students tasked with answering this timeless question: “Why read literature?”
Imagine a room full of fresh-faced humanities graduate students tasked with answering this timeless question: “Why read literature?”
 
The act modifies reading instruction programs to improve literacy of N.C. public school students by the third grade
The act modifies reading instruction programs to improve literacy of N.C. public school students by the third grade
 
On March 31, the North Carolina Senate passed the hugely controversial SB 387, titled the Excellent Public Schools Act of 2021, by a margin of 48 senators in favor, none opposed.
On March 31, the North Carolina Senate passed the hugely controversial SB 387, titled the Excellent Public Schools Act of 2021, by a margin of 48 senators in favor, none opposed.
 
I’m an avid reader — someone who reads every night and never goes anywhere without a book.
I’m an avid reader — someone who reads every night and never goes anywhere without a book.
 
Earlier this month, I was honored to attend “North Carolina and the Science of Reading,” an event sponsored by the Charlotte-based Belk Foundation.
Earlier this month, I was honored to attend “North Carolina and the Science of Reading,” an event sponsored by the Charlotte-based Belk Foundation.
 
North Carolina ranks 12th in the nation for how it prepares teachers to teach children to read, a new report shows.
North Carolina ranks 12th in the nation for how it prepares teachers to teach children to read, a new report shows.
 
A court has rejected an attempt by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and Istation for it to intervene in a dispute over a K-3 reading tool contract.
A court has rejected an attempt by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and Istation for it to intervene in a dispute over a K-3 reading tool contract.
 
Do people still read books? It depends on whom you ask. A Wall Street Journal Article posed the question differently: "Does the Book Have a Future?"
Do people still read books? It depends on whom you ask. A Wall Street Journal Article posed the question differently: "Does the Book Have a Future?"
 
The children in the study were all enrolled in the first, second or third grade at the time of the testing, which was done in British Columbia
The children in the study were all enrolled in the first, second or third grade at the time of the testing, which was done in British Columbia
 
The school year may be halfway over — or more — before the contract dispute between competing reading diagnostic companies is resolved, leaving students at public schools in limbo.
The school year may be halfway over — or more — before the contract dispute between competing reading diagnostic companies is resolved, leaving students at public schools in limbo.
 
Newly released school performance grades show reading scores have remained stagnant despite millions spent on reading interventions.
Newly released school performance grades show reading scores have remained stagnant despite millions spent on reading interventions.
 
Reading is the foundation upon which all learning is built, however North Carolina’s success rate in helping children master reading proficiency isn’t stellar.
Reading is the foundation upon which all learning is built, however North Carolina’s success rate in helping children master reading proficiency isn’t stellar.
 
As most N.C. public schools prepared to open a new academic year, teachers have temporarily lost access to a key diagnostic tool to evaluate students’ reading skills.
As most N.C. public schools prepared to open a new academic year, teachers have temporarily lost access to a key diagnostic tool to evaluate students’ reading skills.
 
The Department of Public Instruction has reaffirmed its decision to award the K-3 reading diagnostic tool to Istation, despite a chorus of criticism from some Democratic lawmakers, educational activists, and the previous contract holder, Amplify.
The Department of Public Instruction has reaffirmed its decision to award the K-3 reading diagnostic tool to Istation, despite a chorus of criticism from some Democratic lawmakers, educational activists, and the previous contract holder, Amplify.
 
A dispute over a K-3 reading contract is heating up after the company at the center of the controversy, Istation, sent a cease-and-desist letter to three people who have publicly criticized a decision to grant the contract to Istation.
A dispute over a K-3 reading contract is heating up after the company at the center of the controversy, Istation, sent a cease-and-desist letter to three people who have publicly criticized a decision to grant the contract to Istation.
 
Many colleges assign “common readings” to incoming students as an intellectual experience outside the classroom to set the bar for the academic rigor that professors expect of students. This tradition is most students’ first taste of the university.
Many colleges assign “common readings” to incoming students as an intellectual experience outside the classroom to set the bar for the academic rigor that professors expect of students. This tradition is most students’ first taste of the university.
 
During a Friday, June 28, conference call, the State Board of Education agreed to delay implementing Istation, the state’s newly picked K-3 reading diagnostic tool.
During a Friday, June 28, conference call, the State Board of Education agreed to delay implementing Istation, the state’s newly picked K-3 reading diagnostic tool.
 
As more students have headed to college and a degree is seen as a way to shape students as workers and as citizens, higher education’s mission has become more important. Its leaders, and their personal beliefs, have become more contentious, too.
As more students have headed to college and a degree is seen as a way to shape students as workers and as citizens, higher education’s mission has become more important. Its leaders, and their personal beliefs, have become more contentious, too.
 
In a world accustomed to skimming and scanning, what promotes deep reading? Paper or screen? Does the medium matter?
In a world accustomed to skimming and scanning, what promotes deep reading? Paper or screen? Does the medium matter?
 
North Carolina just added a new layer of meaning to its motto, First in Flight. This time the state is the first in the nation to get campus free speech off the runway
North Carolina just added a new layer of meaning to its motto, First in Flight. This time the state is the first in the nation to get campus free speech off the runway
 
Languid summer days are near at hand. For students finishing the traditional academic year, time - free and fallow - beckons
Languid summer days are near at hand. For students finishing the traditional academic year, time - free and fallow - beckons
 
I'm fond of saying, "A girl can never have too many books," and I'll add, "A girl should never pass up an opportunity to buy more!"
I'm fond of saying, "A girl can never have too many books," and I'll add, "A girl should never pass up an opportunity to buy more!"
 
I've never needed an excuse to read; I've more often felt the need to defend my early to bed reading habit.
I've never needed an excuse to read; I've more often felt the need to defend my early to bed reading habit.
 
I realize that this is Foolishness of the first order but let your mind wander with me a moment.
I realize that this is Foolishness of the first order but let your mind wander with me a moment.
 
The Pope Center, for the most part, is about policy. Our mission is to conceive and promote policies that will improve higher education
The Pope Center, for the most part, is about policy. Our mission is to conceive and promote policies that will improve higher education
 
The smartest man who ever lived in the entire history of humankind on the face of the earth is about to publish an open email to every email address in the entire world.
The smartest man who ever lived in the entire history of humankind on the face of the earth is about to publish an open email to every email address in the entire world.
 
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