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Teaching Kids How to Read: 'Sound it Out' May Not Be the Best Method

Researchers finds focus on phonics may not be the best way to teach children to read. Credit: Getty Images
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Researchers finds focus on phonics may not be the best way to teach children to read.

Worst of Detroit Schools to Be Moved to New System

Roy Roberts, left, the emergency manager of the Detroit school district and Gov. Rick Snyder shake hands at a news conference in Detroit....The worst of Detroit's schools will be pulled out of the district and placed in a new system that gives principals and staff more control over spending, hiring and improvement efforts.

How to Help Summer Learning Go On

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How do you prevent kids' brains from turning to mush over the summer?

Preschoolers Sense That More Attention is Paid to Middle-Class Kids

Middle-class children tend to speak adults as equals, interrupt more and "use their words." Credit: Getty Images While they should be...Study shows middle-class kids get more attention from teachers.

Sorry, Middle Class Kids, No School for You: British Education Reform Would Favor the Poor

A proposal for sweeping national education reform includes a provision to allow hundreds of academies and free schools to pick and choose...Britain may ration education, favoring the poor.

Grade School's Gender Diversity Program Riles Conservatives

Learning about transgendered clownfish in school? What would Nemo say? Credit: Getty Images Children at Redwood Heights Elementary...Children learn there are many ways to be male and female.

State Laws Punishing Parents for the Sins of the Children

"Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to...Should parents be graded and fined for their children's poor school behavior?

Why Do So Many Boys Not Care About School?

Over the last 40 years, the United States has seen a remarkable change in the academic success of boys and girls. In 1970, 58 percent of college...More and more, it's girls who do well academically and boys who are losing ground.

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