Special Report: Navigating New Curriculum Choices

How Common Core, OER, and Digital Innovation Are Changing the Landscape

A wide range of forces—including digital innovation, the advent of the Common Core State Standards, the push to devolve some of the authority over curricula to districts and classrooms, and the open educational resources movement—have combined to yield a bewildering array of curricular choices for the classroom. In this special report, Education Week focuses on helping educators navigate an increasingly diverse marketplace of new—and often promising—curricular choices.


Navigating New Curriculum Choices

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How is a district to choose in a curriculum landscape that includes open educational resources, digital 'playlists,' teacher-designed lessons, and old-fashioned textbooks?
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

More OER providers are working to provide full, coherent curricula for schools, rather than just free lessons or teaching units.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

Here are answers to your most basic questions about OER, the movement to share curricula and teaching resources online.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

Education Week asked some district leaders, teachers, and subject-matter specialists for advice on choosing materials for the classroom.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

When Louisiana educators couldn't find curricula fully aligned to their standards, they asked teachers to write the units.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

Some schools are betting on algorithm-driven playlists to customize lessons for students, but the technology doesn't come cheap—at least not yet.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

To protect students' privacy, school districts must study the service agreements for the educational apps teachers use.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

Here's advice for teachers and school district leaders on some commonly used terms to look out for in the terms-of-service agreements on educational applications.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

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