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Bob Grove

When the order came to shelter in place, in the hopes of flattening the infection rate of COVID-19, I immediately thought of Bob Grove.

He’s a friend, has been sheltering in place for over a year. In March 2019, Grove was diagnosed with leukemia, and from that moment on, he has spent most of his time either at the hospital or at home.

How To Raise A Reader

Jan 24, 2020
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The challenge of raising a reader have changed in the digital age, when children have multiple distractions at their fingertips.

How Reading Is Taught

Dec 26, 2019
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Ohio Board of Education

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon last month increased the minimum reading score that third graders must achieve at the beginning of the year. 

The move means that 97% of the district’s third graders will be placed on a reading improvement plan this school year.

Teachers have protested the move, saying it’s a plot to inflate state report card scores and that it will shift too much attention away from students who really need help.

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Columbus City Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon is defending a policy change that would put nearly every third grader on a reading improvement plan. 

How Reading Is Taught

Nov 12, 2019
students reading the floor of a school hallway
Ohio Board of Education

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon last month increased the minimum reading score that third graders must achieve at the beginning of the year. 

The move means that 97% of the district’s third graders will be placed on a reading improvement plan this school year.

Teachers have protested the move, saying it’s a plot to inflate state report card scores and that it will shift too much attention away from students who really need help.

Today on All Sides: how children learn to read.

 

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The Columbus Metropolitan Library System is joining several other large library systems across the U.S. in suspending purchases of all electronic versions of Macmillan Publishers' new releases.

How To Raise A Reader

Nov 1, 2019
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The challenge of raising a reader has changed in the digital age, when children have multiple distractions at their fingertips.

The editor of the New York Times Book Review has teamed up with the Times’ children’s books editors on a new book about how to inspire the love of reading in young people, from infants to teenagers.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: New York Times Book Review editor and co-author of “How to Raise a Reader,” Pamela Paul talks about her philosophy of teaching a child to love the act of reading.

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How To Raise A Reader

Oct 10, 2019
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The challenge of raising a reader have changed in the digital age, when children have multiple distractions at their fingertips.

The editor of the New York Times Book Review has teamed up with the Times’ children’s books editors on a new book about how to inspire the love of reading in young people, from infants to teenagers.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: New York Times Book Review editor and co-author of “How to Raise a Reader,” Pamela Paul, talks about her philosophy of teaching a child to love the act of reading.

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Diversity In Literary Fiction

Sep 16, 2019
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Nobel Laureate and author Toni Morrison used her voice to both empower and enlighten her readers. 

Since her death last month, many within the publishing industry have reminisced about her legacy while also contemplating the future of diversity in literature.

 

Last year, one in every five books were found to be published by a person of color. 

 

Today on All Sides, the legacy and importance of diverse voices in fiction.

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All Sides Weekend Books

Aug 16, 2019
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Join host Christopher Purdy as we talk about the best books of the summer, quick picks and Kristen Lepioka's new novel, "The Stories You Tell."

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Children's And Young Adult Literature

Jul 12, 2019
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Children and young adult literature has changed througout the decades. 

The very first children's books were printed and sold in 1740. The earliest children's books were designed to teach kids moral behavior.

From Little Women to modern-day series such as The Palace Chronicles, this genre has been educating and encouraging young people to read.

Today on All Sides, children's and young adult literature through the years, where it started and where the genre is going.

This weekend, you can see a production of "Little Women" in Schiller Park. 

Margaret Peterson Haddix will be speaking at the Thurber House on Saturday. 

The Great War ended on Armistice Day in November 1918; by June 8, 1919, the city of Reading was dedicating a memorial to the 224 soldiers from there and surrounding communities.

As Ohio prepares to elect a new governor, Ohioans are also assessing the legacy Gov. John Kasich will leave after 8 years at the helm of the state, but in the world of education, leaders say it will take time before the success of Kasich’s reforms can be judged.

Here are three of those reforms and what policy analysts and education officials think about their impact on Ohio’s schools.

1. A-F School Grades

Cultural Impact of Harry Potter

Jan 25, 2018
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The Harry Potter series is one of the most successful book series in history. One survey found that in adults ages 18 to 34, one third of them had read at least one of the books in the series. 

Twenty years after the first book's release, the magical world of Harry Potter has expanded far beyond the page to films, Broadway, theme parks and even college Quidditch teams. Today, we discuss the enduring influence of Harry Potter and how it’s characters and values continue to shape a generation of readers.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Jan 12, 2018
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Join us today with guest host Christopher Purdy as we discuss the best reads of 2017 with a panel of guests.

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