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The 10 Posts I Wrote In 2021 That Got The Most Views

Why Teacher Evaluation Reforms Haven't Worked--And How They Can

Struggling Readers Who Speak African-American English Need Support—And Respect

Simple Steps Families Can Take To Help Kids With Reading

Problems With Lucy Calkins’ Curriculum Go Beyond Reading—To Writing

Never Heard Of Lucy Calkins? Here’s Why You Should Have

Democrats Can’t Keep Dismissing Complaints About ‘Critical Race Theory’

We Don’t Need Another List Ranking Schools Based On Test Scores

Anti-‘Critical Race Theory’ Laws Are Bad Enough. Don’t Exaggerate Their Impact.

How Elementary Schools Keep Men Out Of College

New York’s Mayor Needs To Do More Than Eliminate ‘Gifted’ Programs

Is D.C. Really An Education Reform Success Story?

When Monitoring Academic Progress Actually Prevents It

What Experts on Kids' Social and Emotional Health Are Overlooking

New Data Shows Building Knowledge Can Boost Reading Comprehension

To Boost Learning, Be Cautious About Reading and Writing on Screens

To Fix Education, We Need a Different Lens for Test Scores

Learning Loss: Urgent Crisis or Harmful Myth?

Education, Cognitive Science, and Fairness

Misguided Attacks Shouldn't Derail Tennessee's Curriculum Momentum

Some Prep Programs Do a Better Job of Building Teachers' Knowledge

Tips for Teachers from the Science of Learning

We Need More Than a Child Tax Credit to Boost Education Outcomes

Why We Need to Start Teaching History in Kindergarten

Whatever "Model" You Use, Reading Tests Prop Up a Toxic Education Environment

What Schools Should Do With the Billions Coming Their Way

The Town Where Almost All the Children Are Gifted

Scores for Low-Performing Students Get Steadily Worse, and the Explanations Are Muddled

Clashes On ‘Critical Race Theory’ Obscure The Real Causes Of Education Inequity

The Black Hole At The Center Of Biden’s Education Plan

The Little-Known Flaw Behind The ‘Failure’ Of The Common Core

Don’t Blame Privileged Parents For Education Inequity

Yes, There Is Evidence that Building Knowledge Boosts Reading Comprehension

The Power And Pitfalls Of Letting Students Learn Through Experience

Can We Measure Reading Comprehension Separately From Knowledge?

Baltimore’s Schools Chief Says Curriculum Is Key To Education Equity

The Puzzling Gap In Research On Writing Instruction

Why Hands-On Learning Isn’t Always The Best Approach

Why Technology Hasn’t Boosted Learning—And How It Could

We Can’t Debate ‘Meritocracy’ When Our Education System Stifles So Much Merit

Will Getting Rid Of Admissions Tests Make Selective Schools More Equitable?