Are reading lessons really necessary in high school?

In its most recent report, Time to Act: An agenda for advancing adolescent literacy for college and career success, the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy finds that “the [reading] status quo in middle and high schools in America is based on a 20th-century vision of the literacy and skills needed to succeed

Words, words, words

I was browsing through a recent Parents magazine when this title caught my eye:  “”134 tips for a happy, safe, stress-free school year.” In the midst of all the advice for handling the first-day drop-off and packing the best lunch was this one: kids learn best from mixing instruction in with everyday activities — not from