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Education Week's ongoing series on the issues, trends, and research into curriculum and teaching.

The two national groups leading the effort plan to leave it up to states to craft their own English-proficiency standards.
June 7, 2010 - Education Week

The two national groups leading the effort plan to leave it up to states to craft their own English-proficiency standards.
May 20, 2010 - Education Week

The teachers' union says its blueprint for renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act offers a fresh approach to the law.
April 20, 2010 - Education Week

A small public high school structures educators’ roles and schedules so that students—and teachers—have more time to learn.
March 9, 2010 - Education Week

Satisfied with the standards crafted by the multistate initiative, the foundation will make free its content-focused K-8 sequence.
February 1, 2010 | Updated: May 6, 2016 - Education Week

Universities and science organizations have launched initiatives to make advanced scientific work seem less intimidating and more appealing.
November 9, 2009 - Education Week

Striving Readers, which the Obama administration wants to expand, has not shown impressive student-achievement results so far.
October 9, 2009 - Education Week

Extensive changes to the state’s curriculum policies have raised concerns that educators will not have the guidance to pick the best texts.
September 9, 2009 | Updated: May 5, 2016 - Education Week

Teachers have formed collective bargaining units in schools run by some of the best-known charter school management organizations.
June 9, 2009 - Education Week

As baby-boomers inch closer to retirement and the economy continues to sputter, there are renewed worries about pension-fund liabilities cropping up across the nation.
April 21, 2009 - Education Week

Because of the parallels teachers are able to draw between the current economic crisis and the Depression, students can see history is relevant.
March 9, 2009 - Education Week

Some schools have long tapped into a corps of professionals in the arts, math, science, and history as a way of enriching the curriculum and engaging students in activities that bring the content to life.
February 3, 2009 - Education Week

A growing number of states make American Indian history and culture a formal part of what all students should learn.
November 4, 2008 - Education Week

Just as the candidates have learned to use novel technology tools to reach young people during this year’s presidential campaign, teachers are turning to electronic resources to capture students’ interest in the election.
October 7, 2008 - Education Week

The Discovery Educator Network offers hundreds of webinars, blogs, meetings, and workshops to help explain and show how various devices and applications work and ways to adapt them to the curriculum.
September 5, 2008 - Education Week

Chicago relies on partnerships with local organizations and support from private funders to keep arts education going in the face of budgetary and curricular constraints.
June 18, 2008 - Education Week

National Research Council, however, turns up little evidence, to suggest credential has transformed field.
June 11, 2008 - Education Week

Experts caution that reliable and up-to-date statistics on student violence against teachers can be hard to acquire. National and district data show a drop in such violence over the past decade.
May 6, 2008 | Updated: May 4, 2016 - Education Week

The author contends that a recent Education Week article mischaracterizes urban debate leagues' work.
April 29, 2008 - Education Week

The urban demise of debate leagues closed off a training ground for careers in law, business, and public service and a distinctive outlet for mouthy and some mousy kids who didn't necessarily take well to classroom society.
April 15, 2008 - Education Week

Concerns about the foundering economy are helping to highlight the need to improve students’ understanding of money matters.
February 19, 2008 - Education Week

Some teachers, under a professional cloud, are paid to leave their jobs. It's a fact little examined in schools or policy circles, and mostly unknown to the public.
January 22, 2008 - Education Week

Some colleges of education have in recent years increased their focus on training aspiring educators to handle disruptive students.
December 11, 2007 - Education Week

The 8,000-student Glastonbury school district outside Hartford, Conn., is now viewed as a model for meeting the demand for graduates with language skills and an understanding of other countries and cultures.
November 6, 2007 - Education Week

Proponents of science education expect that the law mandating science tests could compel schools to carve out more time for the subject.
October 5, 2007 - Education Week

The majority of states don’t require substitutes to have more than a high school diploma.
September 10, 2007 - Education Week

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