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Ken Goodman "Founding Father" of Whole Language

Kenneth S. Goodman, “Founding Father” of Whole Language, Dead at 92

Kenneth S. Goodman, whose influential theories of reading dominated the teaching of reading in grade school classrooms in the 1980s and early 1990s, died in his Tucson, Ariz., home March 12. He was 92. The cause of death was several underlying health issues, not COVID-19, said Yetta Goodman, his wife of 67 years and frequent

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Education Week: American Education’s News Site of Record

Promoting Students En Masse

Schools Are Socially Promoting Students En Masse. What Comes Next?

Opinion Planning for success in the fall starts with personalization By Paul Reville It’s becoming increasingly clear that in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, the nation’s school systems will soon engage in a massive, simultaneous act of social promotion, passing students along to the next grade whether or not they have the requisite skills

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