Reading, Coaching, and Teaching 'Explicitly' (New & Notable)

Once in a while, I’m forced to admit that the most important things going on in education really happen in classrooms between teachers and students. This week’s strong slate of classroom/curriculum/instruction pieces is one of those times:

A Fight Over Reading Instruction New York Times
Reading by the Script:: What's All the Fuss About? NEA
'Peer coaching' hones classroom skills Atlanta J-C
Teaching explicitly Joanne Jacobs
Science on science education Teach and Learn
Teachers who believe all kids can learn Kentucky.com via EIA

Best of the Rest:

Public School Stakes Its Future on the Montessori Way NYT
Evolution Takes a Back Seat in U.S. Classes NYT
Afraid to Discuss Evolution New York Times
SAT’s Next Chapter About To Be Written Education Week
Fundraising grows up District Administrator via NewsBlast
Schools making grades available online News and Observer
Handhelds losing hold on market InfoWorld
The Girls Are Smart, Real Smart New York Times
Decoding Why Few Girls Choose Science, Math Washington Post


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