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.
Lockdown life accelerated the role of digital technology in the virtual classroom, but there is still no substitute for physical books in children’s lives and learning.
One way to help children learn the words they need to thrive academically is by reading aloud from books and news sources that use both narrative and expository writing.
When children write out treasure hunt clues and shopping lists to play grocery store, they’re learning to read and write.
Kiwi school kids are not consistently taught letter formation or spelling the way they once were. But these simple skills are part of the foundations of higher learning.
A psychologist explains why certain goals may be more effective than others in breaking screen habits.
Research shows that radio and mobile technologies can support a swift and sensitive response to educational disruption.
Almost half of Australian adults struggle with reading. Our recent analysis of government information on COVID-19 found many documents were inaccessible to struggling readers.
Want to read more but feel overwhelmed or struggle to find the time? Here are five tips to help you on your way.
Academic words are useful at school and university – but they can be tricky to learn.