Curriculum and Instruction

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Teacher Maureen Kildee works alongside Janiah McKnuckle as the 3rd grader learns computer-coding skills during an 'Hour of Code' event last December at Brownell/Holmes Elementary School in Flint, Mich.
—Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com/AP

Computer Science: Not Just an Elective Anymore

The subject is getting a fresh look from state and local policymakers, with many pushing measures to expand access to computing courses. (February 25, 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

04/21 05:26 pm | Reactions to the 'Common Core' Math Problem That Went Viral | A few weeks ago, a father posted a page from his son's supposed common-core math assignment on Facebook, claiming that despite his own degree in engineering, he could not ...

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Teacher and writer Lydie Raschka says publishers and schools may be sending kids the wrong message about poetry.
April 22, 2014 - Teacher
Meeting each child where he or she is in early childhood and increasing out-of-school learning experiences are some of the ways to strengthen our weakened education system and drive K-12 results, writes Paul Reville.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
See a complete breakdown of key features of PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing, including the types of tests used by each consortia and a look at the groups' testing windows.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
The common-core standards have touched virtually every aspect of the nation's K-12 system over the past several years, but big challenges remain for the initiative.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
Response to the common core by teacher-preparation institutions runs the gamut from embrace to uncertainty and even resistance.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
To help implement the common-core standards, one district opts for the offerings of a major publisher, while another writes its own materials.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
But the two state consortia both aim to provide a more-inclusive experience for English-language learners and students with disabilities.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
Critics of the standards for English/language arts and mathematics span the political spectrum, from tea-party members to union leaders.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
Professor Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon extols the virtues of interpretive discussion for enhancing the understanding of curricular material, as opposed to more-restrictive forms of instruction.
April 16, 2014 - Teacher
A variety of nonpartisan groups and government officials alike scope out states' strengths and challenges in the early stages of common-core implementation.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week

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