Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Phil Trout, a college counselor at Minnetonka High School in Minneapolis, talks with students about their college applications. He says that, while students often take Advanced Placement courses to bolster their applications, parents increasingly hope it will also save them money.
—Jenn Ackerman for Education Week

Colleges Vary on Credit for AP, IB, Dual Classes

When it comes to setting the bar on who gets credit for college-level work done in high school, postsecondary institutions are all over the map. (December 9, 2014)

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Technology

This Spotlight explores how districts are using technology to improve student learning, introducing games into classrooms, and using multimedia resources across the subject areas.

Spotlight on Algebra

As more American students are being encouraged to take introductory algebra in 8th grade, efforts to support algebra instruction are examined.

Spotlight on Creating Readers

This Spotlight focuses on tools used to improve students' reading skills, and achieving full literacy.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

This Spotlight focuses on math instruction and how educators are adapting their teaching, integrating new technologies, and preparing for the common core.

Spotlight on Reading Instruction

This Spotlight focuses on research on what works in teaching reading and successful tools and tactics already at work in classrooms.

Spotlight on STEM in Schools

This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative approaches to STEM teaching and learning in American schools.

Curriculum Matters Blog

01/23 12:14 pm | Wyoming Takes First Step Toward Ending Ban on Common Science Standards | The Wyoming House gave preliminary approval to eliminate a budget footnote that forbids the state board of education from considering the Next Generation Science Standards for ...

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Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
It’s important for educators to be thoughtful and deliberate in aligning both technology and curriculum to develop the most successful programs for students.

Key Methods to Improve Reading Testing Success
Improve students' reading test results through better retention and application of the knowledge and skills they have learned in the classroom.

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Transforming Curricula Through Multimedia Tools
Discussion about how to incorporate multimedia tools into the core subject areas of science, math, social studies, and language arts curricula appropriately, effectively, and seamlessly.

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January 20, 2015 - Education Week
Good laws are important, but they aren't the only key to successful charter schools, Nina Rees and Todd Ziebarth say.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
One way to help students succeed is by having them set their own goals for the year. Nancy Barile explains how to make these goals as strong as possible.
January 20, 2015 - Teacher
W.Va. is the second state to have a debate surface over climate-change language in the Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 schools.
January 16, 2015 - Education Week
Sharing test items is not a new strategy, but now that most states have adopted common standards, more of them are looking to pick up assessment items others have already developed.
January 13, 2015 | Updated: January 14, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching nanoscience could help integrate STEM studies and point students to new careers.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week

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