The APM Reports team has produced four audio documentaries in the past four years about the way children are taught to read.
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Children of color are less likely to get help
What's wrong with how schools teach reading
Why aren't our kids being taught to read?
How American schools fail kids with dyslexia
The education professors double down on a flawed approach that encourages pictures and context to read words. Heinemann — their publisher — faces harsh criticism.
In a major shift, the controversial figure in the fight over how to teach reading now says that beginning readers should focus on sounding out words, according to a document obtained by APM Reports.
The governor won't contest a court ruling that found students have a constitutional right to learn to read and agrees to more funding for Detroit schools.
A federal court recently ruled that underfunded schools in Detroit violated students' right to a basic education. Advocates hope the case is the beginning of a trend.
A first of its kind review finds Lucy Calkins' materials don't align with the science of reading.
Several powerful people and organizations have weighed in on the national conversation prompted by APM Reports' podcast episodes.
Correspondent Emily Hanford talks about the latest NAEP results and what they say about the state of reading instruction in the U.S.
Hanford talks about her reporting on what's wrong with how schools teach reading.
After our recent examination of why American kids aren't being taught to read well, we received a ton of questions, mostly from parents. So we went to the experts to get answers.
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The state's reliance on cognitive science explains why.
Teacher preparation programs continue to ignore the sound science behind how people become readers.
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