News Tag: Early Literacy

Friday, February 26, 2016

Nell Duke interviewed for story on reading law in Colorado

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise

Chalkbeat Colorado, an education news website, talked to Nell Duke about implications of the Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act, which requires schools in that state to identify struggling readers in kindergarten through third grade and create special plans using a list of state-approved approaches to help the students improve.


Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Nell Duke advises on Ready to Learn grant to PBS, CPB

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise

Nell Duke is one of the literacy experts who will advise the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) on a multimillion-dollar Ready to Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year grant will fund an innovative science and literacy media initiative by PBS and CPB to support the learning needs of children in low-income communities.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nell K. Duke talks to NYT about using play in early education

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise, instructional improvement

A story in The New York Times, “Out of the Books in Kindergarten, and Into the Sandbox,” discusses the role of play alongside academics in kindergarten. In the story, Nell K. Duke points out that play doesn’t prohibit children from learning sophisticated academic concepts.


Monday, June 08, 2015

Nell K. Duke quoted in EdWeek story

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise, reading

In a story on the EducationWeek website looking at Common Core State Standards for kindergartners’ reading, “Debate Persists Around Early-Reading Standards,” Nell K. Duke is quoted in several places.


Friday, May 22, 2015

Nell K. Duke co-PI on curriculum program featured on Science Nation website

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise, teaching and learning

Science Nation is highlighting Connect4Learning, a curriculum that blends science, math, literacy, social and emotional development, and play in a pre-kindergarten setting. Connect4Learning is supported by a National Science Foundation grant, with Nell K. Duke serving as co-principal investigator.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nell K. Duke, Gina N. Cervetti quoted in EdWeek story

Tags: cervetti, duke, early literacy, expertise, reading

A story on vocabulary instruction posted on Education Week’s website quotes Nell K. Duke and Gina N. Cervetti. The story asserts that some experts believe by hearing words in one context again and again, students will attach deeper meaning to them and be able to use them in other contexts.


Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story on mentoring program

Tags: bates, early literacy, elementary education, expertise, reading

In a Detroit News story on the Teen Trendsetters mentorship program in Detroit schools, Percy Bates was quoted. The program pairs teen mentors with first-, second-, or third-graders who are six months or more behind in reading.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar awarded grant for Multiple Literacies in Project-based Learning

Tags: common core, early literacy, palincsar

Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar has been awarded a $1.8 million grant, funded by The Michigan State University/Lucas Educational Research Fund, for her project, “Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning.”


Monday, March 30, 2015

Robin Jacob quoted in Washington Post story

Tags: early literacy, expertise, jacob, reading

A story in The Washington Post, “Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes,” includes quotes from Robin Jacob. “Bringing volunteer programs to scale is often quite difficult, so that’s really the exciting thing about the research coming out now,” she said.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christina Weiland co-authors op-ed in Seattle Times in support of expanded pre-school

Tags: early literacy, expertise, weiland

In a guest column in The Seattle Times, Christina Weiland and Deborah Phillips of Georgetown University write in support of passage of a local proposition to expand access to high-quality pre-school programs in Seattle.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Susan Neuman says differences in information capital a cause of class inequality in the U.S.

Tags: digital signage, early childhood, early literacy, educational studies, inequality, neuman

In a letter in the Christian Science Monitor, Neuman writes "children from low-income areas need greater access to books, computers, and the Internet as well as assistance from capable adult mentors and often underfunded public libraries."


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