Kids grasp words as symbols before learning to read

ScienceNews – BRUCE BOWER “Preschoolers read a lot into writing before they know how to read. Youngsters befuddled by printed squiggles on the pages of a storybook nonetheless understand that a written word, unlike a drawing, stands for a specific spoken...

Handwriting instructor teaches cursive to young students in Roanoke

Richmond Times-Dispatch – Ralph Berrier Jr. “As STEM subjects — those that are part of science, technology, engineering and math — and other computer-based skills have become priorities for schools, cursive has become a relic, like handwritten recipes and...

Stem Degrees Not Earned by Math Alone

Diverse Education – Lisa M. Tittle “The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degree and career emphasis of the past several years has cast a shadow over the importance of e­ffective reading and writing skills as they pertain to academics and...

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

NPR – Anya Kamenetz “Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream? Heavy questions. One researcher believes that...