The Madam Secretary edition

On this week's podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright discuss how Education Secretary Betsy DeVos can shore up support going forward. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effectiveness of “instructional scaffolding” for struggling readers.

Amber’s Research Minute

Dan Reynolds and Amanda Goodwin, “Supporting Students Reading Complex Texts: Evidence for Motivational Scaffolding,” AERA Open Journal (October–December 2016)