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Julie Ernst, a music teacher from Anaheim, Calif., gives a high-five to a student in a 2nd grade music class at Cane Ridge Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn.
—Joe Buglewicz for Education Week

Districts Partner to Build School Music Programs

A school district delegation from Anaheim, Calif., traveled to Nashville, Tenn., this spring to learn what it takes to create a robust music education program. (April 28, 2015)

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

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High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of high school dropouts and those of college graduates has led to more nuanced findings about language development.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Veteran USA Today reporter Greg Toppo discusses his new book examining the hopes and reality of how schools and students are trying to use digital games for learning.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Memorizing the answers to a naturalization test will not help students learn about civics, writes Joseph Kahne.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Nearly 200 colleges and universities agreed to use Smarter Balanced assessment results in deciding which students take remedial courses.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Two House education committee members demand to know why New York City’s Head Start grant was not suspended or revoked after inspections raised concerns about child safety.
April 20, 2015 - Education Week
A school district delegation from Anaheim, Calif., traveled to Nashville, Tenn., this spring to learn what it takes to create a robust music education program.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the time crunch as a school year winds down, writes Stephanie Pinkin, but there are still ways to put reading back at the center of your classroom.
April 14, 2015 - Teacher
A Colorado district has given its schools significant leeway in making decisions about buying blended learning software, despite the challenges in ceding purchasing authority.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week

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