Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.
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Parents can now compare schools’ performance records at a local, district, state, and national level with the newly launched Education Scorecard. One of the noteworthy features of the site, created by GreatSchools and NBC, is its comparison of school performance to federal test scores, which at times highlights the disparities between state standards and [...]