Curriculum and Instruction

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Third grader Clara Nunez, left, 2nd grader Iris Perla, second from left, 2nd grader Fredy Lopez, right, and 4th grader Wesley Nunez, front, work on homework at the 826 DC after-school center.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Writing Centers Seek to Unlock Youths' Creativity

A national network of after-school tutoring centers that brings a focus on creative writing is reaching a growing number of urban youths. (June 10, 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

09/16 01:40 pm | Florida Halts State Reading Tests for Grades K-2 | Technological problems were cited as the reason for dropping the diagnostic tests for the state's youngest children.

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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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Former educators with technology interests are increasingly making their way from classrooms into the startup world as they try to use their school expertise to create ed-tech products.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
The Council of Great City Schools has set out criteria to help educators bring common-core-aligned lessons and materials to English-learners.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
In tough times, kindness—both in and out of the classroom—is crucial to student success, writes high school teacher Adam Sherman.
September 9, 2014 - Teacher
After a harsh internal critique of the program, the Los Angeles school system's effort to provide all its students with digital computing devices is again in flux.
September 8, 2014 - Education Week
School leaders should take a cue from medicine and find ways to examine and learn from their failures, Courtney Stewart writes.
September 5, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher Wendi Pillars says educators should take stock of how they've progressed in their teaching careers, in order to figure out where they're going.
September 3, 2014 - Teacher
This is the academic year when nearly every state must give assessments aligned to their "college- and career-ready" standards. But there are questions about how well those tests will measure mastery of the standards.
September 3, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher Lothar Konietzko suggests getting to know the cultural identities of students through writing prompts at the beginning of the school year.
August 27, 2014 - Teacher
In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete."
August 26, 2014 - Education Week

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