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APM Reports

Millions of kids can't read well. Scientists have known for decades how children learn to read but many schools are ignoring the... more

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[BONUS 2] The Impact

Across the country, school districts are dropping textbooks, state legislatures are going so far as to ban teaching methods, and... more

18 May 2023 · 24 minutes
[BONUS 1] Your Words

Messages poured in: voicemails, emails, tweets. We got a lot of messages from people after they heard Sold a Story.... more

11 May 2023 · 25 minutes
[GUEST EPISODE] Brains On: How Do We Learn to Read — and Why is It Hard?

This week we have an episode of a show called Brains On. It’s a science podcast for kids from our... more

11 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
[RERELEASE] What the Words Say

There are kids like C.J. all over the country. Schools tell their parents they are reading at grade level, but the... more

06 Apr 2023 · 53 minutes
[RERELEASE] At a Loss for Words: What's Wrong with How Schools Teach Reading

Molly Woodworth had a secret: She couldn’t read very well. She fought her way through text by looking at the... more

30 Mar 2023 · 53 minutes
[RERELEASE] Hard Words: Why Aren't Our Kids Being Taught to Read?

Jack Silva had a problem. He was the chief academic officer of a school district in Pennsylvania, and more than... more

23 Mar 2023 · 52 minutes
[RERELEASE] Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia

The parents knew something wasn’t right. The school said everything would be fine. But their kids weren’t learning how to... more

16 Mar 2023 · 53 minutes
6: The Reckoning

Lucy Calkins says she has learned from the science of reading. She's revised her materials. Fountas and Pinnell have not... more

17 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
5: The Company

Teachers call books published by Heinemann their "bibles." The company's products are in schools all over the country. Some of... more

10 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
4: The Superstar

Teachers sing songs about Teachers College Columbia professor Lucy Calkins. She’s one of the most influential people in American elementary... more

03 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
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