A study of thousands of students hospitalised with an injury or illness confirms they are likely to fall behind their classmates. But good management and targeted help with learning cut the risk.
A whole-school approach to literacy is far more effective for students, but few Australian schools have practical plans for building literacy across all subject areas.
The claims made by the creators of the app – which highlights parts of words to supposedly enhance users’ reading abilities – are dubious.
Low literacy levels are a common contributing factor in Australia’s homeless population. We asked people who have experienced homelessness how poor literacy affected their lives – and what would help.
We studied an innovative mentorship program that pairs specialist music teachers with early childhood educators to bring quality music programs into schools.
Investing in bilingual education can reduce grade repetition, drop-out rates, and improve literacy outcomes.
Research shows the brain processes language as if it’s music, which helps explain the link between music education and gains in literacy. Unfortunately, not all states have heeded the evidence.
My friend, with whom I co-founded a library in Mazar-i-Sharif, tells me books are like lights. With no one visiting the library and opening books, ‘the lights are off.’
Demonstrating for parents how to talk with their babies and toddlers can improve kids’ vocabulary and math skills, new research finds.
A major survey shows learning to read for pleasure can help children and their communities in many ways, but the field remains under-studied and under-resourced.
Grocery shopping and family meals are prime opportunities to build reading and math skills – particularly for young Latino children, a new study finds.
The number of school librarians in the US has dropped about 20% over the past decade, a recent study found. Here are four ways school librarians prepare students for today’s world.
Standard English is but one of a myriad ways of speaking the English language. No child should be penalised for speaking another
Scientists and local communities can work together to design interactive play spaces that build math and literacy skills.
The ‘multiplier effect’ of literacy empowers people by enabling them to meaningfully participate in society and improve their livelihoods.
A parliamentary inquiry is looking into how to improve literacy levels among Australian adults. But the government can act now to make some information and services more accessible.
While COVID-19 has held back learning, the pandemic presents a historic opportunity to revamp education systems.
A new understanding of the importance of Grade 1 is beginning to change writing education. If your child is missing important basic skills, talk with your child’s teacher to create a plan.
Research shows that grit is a strong predictor of reading achievement. This suggests that socio-emotional skills are important for student achievement, even in high-poverty contexts.
A policy of “choice” for full-time online schooling would weaken public education, erode funding for in-classroom supports and drive those who can afford it to private education.