The tests prop up an education regime that tries to test and teach reading comprehension in isolation from content--which can't be done.
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Some states are incentivizing schools to teach systematic phonics AND build kids' academic knowledge and vocabulary.
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Proposed changes to a federal grant program could be tweaked to encourage innovations backed by cognitive science
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Schools will need to adopt a new approach to literacy instruction to get students back on track.
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A recent New York Times article threatens to revive the unfounded claim that teaching kids to sound out words is a right-wing plot
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The divide between reading researchers and cognitive scientists has led to a lot of unnecessary complexity--and student failure
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Even though many students arrive unprepared to do high school-level work, educators are under pressure to keep up appearances
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A widespread misconception makes the effect of these laws even more "chilling" than it needs to be
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Politicizing the issue will only make it even harder to find out what schools are teaching
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Even in states with anti-"Critical Race Theory" laws, it's still possible--and necessary--to broach difficult subjects.
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Virtually every district in the state has switched to the kind of literacy curriculum that can enable all kids to achieve their full potential.
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Several initiatives aim to improve history education, but only one provides teachers with an overarching framework.
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