The Answer Sheet: Read It

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Arne Duncan’s letter to senators on Obamacare

Republican senators opposed to Obamacare had asked Duncan for information.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arne Duncan, Read It

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Jeb Bush's 'Chiefs for Change' attack Weingarten for something she didn't say

JEb Bush's "Chiefs for Change" attack AFT President Randi Weingarten for something she didn't say -- and she slaps them back.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:03 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Read the Dueling Letters, Testing Moratorium

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/13/2013

'The Giggler' -- a story by James Grady about students at a D.C. school

Here's an original short story written for and about students at McKinley Tech High School in D.C.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Read It, Short Story

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Three commitments U.S. Ed Dept. made at teaching summit

Here's the text of an email outlining the three commitments the U.S. Education Department delegation just made at an international summit.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education Department, Read the Email, Teaching Profession

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/06/2010

Must we have the digital vs. print battle?

Do we have to have a fight over digital vs. print in children's literature? Why can't we have both?

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Literature, Literature | Tags:  barnes and noble, children's literature, digital books, digital media, digital vs. print, future of books, getting kids to read, kid lit, kindle, raising a reader

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/30/2010

How and what to get kids to read this summer

If you are secretly in despair that your child will never willingly read a book this summer, Micki Freeny has some advice for you. Freeny is the coordinator of children and youth services at the D.C. Public Library, and her thoughts on how to get kids to read may surprise you.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reading | Tags:  best books for teens, books on tape and value, d.c. public library, getting kids to read, graphic novels, great books for kids, justin bieber and magazines, reading, reluctant readers, tom braden

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 06/20/2010

Summer books for reluctant teen readers

Summer is the best time to entice reluctant readers to enter and learn to love books. It can happen, but there’s a trick: You have to let kids pick out their own books. To help you, the American Library Association has a great 2010 list of books for teens ages 12-18. Here it is.

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:36 AM ET, 06/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reading | Tags:  american library association, book lists, books about robert pattinson, books for teens, books for young adults, books on robert pattinson, books on the jonas brothers, getting kids to read, getting teens to read, reading, reluctant readers, robert pattinson biography, teen books list, the jonas brothers, the jonas brothers story, the robert pattinson story, young adult book list