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The Cursive Question

As we learned from Dr. Tim Vansickle’s latest blog post, “Measured Moments, Part 11,” the Common Core State Standards do not require that students learn to write in cursive, or long hand. Replaced by keyboarding, the act of putting pen to paper and writing in script...

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day 2015 is being celebrated all around the world today. UNESCO designated September 8th for this vital day, first observed in 1966. The theme for 2015 is “Literacy and Sustainable Societies” and explores how literacy reinforces...

What’s Hot in Literacy Research?

The recent International Literacy Association (ILA) 2015 one-day research institute gave me a valuable opportunity to hear several leading researchers describe cutting-edge issues in literacy and to interact with fellow literacy professionals in small discussions. The...