Curriculum and Instruction

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Drawing upon her interest in hip-hop, teacher Lauren Leigh Kelly created “Hip-Hop Literature and Culture,” an English course in which students discuss hip-hop texts—including songs, films, and music videos—to explore constructions of gender, race and self.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

English Teacher's Hip-Hop Curriculum Gets Students Writing

Lauren Leigh Kelly's Hip-Hop Literature and Culture Class uses hip-hop texts as a means to develop students' media-literacy and critical-analysis skills. (June 20, 2016)

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

Spotlight on Algebra

In this Spotlight, explore why elementary and middle school foundations are essential to later algebra success, how new research offers practical strategies for improving algebra instruction, and what a global perspective can add to math class.

Spotlight on Literacy Instruction

In this Spotlight, read how schools are creating authentic reading experiences for resistant readers, building early literacy among English-language learners, and the role of ed-tech tools in differentiating reading instruction.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, read about the challenges to diversifying math talent, how teachers are using technology and visuals, and how math instruction can address the skills students will need in their lives.

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 the Classroom

In this Spotlight, explore inclusive STEM high schools, inter-district and museum resources for teaching STEM, how nanoscience lessons can engage students in science, and the civic importance of science instruction.

Curriculum Matters Blog

01/20 09:43 am | California Lawmaker Wants Students to Learn About Russian Hacking | A Democratic Assemblyman is introducing a bill that calls for the state to teach students about Russia interfering with the 2016 presidential election.

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Transforming Curricula Through Multimedia Tools
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While teachers' familiarity with the common core is growing, just 1 in 5 feel certain that their training and resources are high quality, finds the Education Week Research Center’s latest survey.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
Education Week's second special report on RTI explores how the instructional framework has expanded into new forms and uses in schools across the country.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
A growing number of 'teen science cafes' across the country offer a way for students to ask questions of real scientists in an out-of-school setting.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
New partnerships and investments in young people's creative capital can rejuvenate arts education, writes EdVestors CEO Laura Perille.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a group of Kansas parents and students who object on religious grounds to the state's adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Liberal arts education is essential for equipping students with the tools for good citizenship, writes Jim Haas.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
For educators, digital literacy means much more than learning to read online. Here's a guide to understanding it.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Most experts agree that even the very youngest students should be learning with a mix of print and digital texts.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
School librarians increasingly find themselves teaching students how to navigate and consume information online—and helping teachers embed those skills into the curriculum.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Official school tours don't start at the national museum until 2017, but classes are already flocking to the museum and tapping its resources.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week

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