Sitemap - 2023 - Minding the Gap

To Counter Grade Inflation, We Need to Change the Way We Teach

Can "Classical Education" Help Parents Find the Schools They Want?

Are Education Conferences Worthwhile?

Announcing a Study Guide for the Knowledge Matters Podcast

The Science of Reading Isn't Just "Phonics," But What Else Is It?

A Dispute About Sentences

More Evidence That Our Approach to Reading Comprehension Is All Wrong

To Make Progress in Reading, We Need to Monitor It Differently

New Report Reveals Something Is Missing From Reading Legislation

No, Teachers Don't Have to Choose Between Knowledge and Strategies

How to Get Kids to Read for Fun

More Time in School Isn't Enough to Counter Pandemic Learning Loss

Behind the Scenes at the Podcast

I'm Hosting a Six-Episode Podcast on Reading Comprehension

Most New York City Schools Are Choosing A Literacy Curriculum That Falls Short

Clearing Up Misconceptions About the "Science of Reading"

Looking for Miracles in the Wrong Places

Putting a New Study on Building Knowledge Into Perspective

Just Adding More Phonics Yields Only Short-Term Gains on Reading Tests

A New Way to Teach Vocabulary: Getting Kids to Infer Meaning from Pictures

Does Arguing for "Knowledge" Make You a Republican?

Reports of the Death of Education Reform Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Join me on Notes

Dramatic New Evidence That Building Knowledge Can Boost Comprehension and Close Gaps

Are "Math Wars" Really the Same Thing as "Reading Wars?"

To Boost Kids' Vocabulary, We Need to Build Their Knowledge

New Study Suggests Standardized Reading Tests Miss a Lot of Learning

Teachers Need the Why, the What, and the How for Change to Happen

Teachers Need Information on Scientific Research, But It's Only a First Step

To Improve Students' Writing, Teach Them to Construct Sentences and Outline Paragraphs