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Students in an after-school program at PS 277 in New York have a virtual conversation with Destiny Davis, a study-abroad student in China, through the Reach the World project.
—Courtesy of Reach the World

Study-Abroad Programs Build 'Next Generation' Travelers

Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around. (October 20, 2015)

Spotlight on Using Digital Content

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers, districts, and publishers are navigating the expanding digital-content marketplace.

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 and the Common Core

In this Spotlight, look at how instructional materials are being evaluated in the common core-era, understand how “skimming” is used in literary analysis, and see how films can be a tool for critical reading.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, see how teachers are building math coherence across grades, find out how the common core is impacting math instruction, and learn how blended learning can be implemented in math classrooms.

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

04/29 07:49 am | Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered | When the scores for 4th and 8th grades were released in October, and showed declines as well, there was all sorts of chatter about where to place the blame. So far, the most ...

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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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Advocates say the movement offers an opportunity for schools to shift away from arbitrary credit-hour requirements toward a system based on evidence of progress in specific instructional skills.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
Parents concerned about the impact of frequent moves and long deployments on their families are seeking stability in their children's educational opportunities.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
A panel of educators, advocates, and others are seeking to hash out the best approach to regulating under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
Language arts teacher Kathy Thayer explains how teachers at her school tackled new content standards by building a more interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to instruction.
March 29, 2016 - Teacher
When voters approved a huge technology project in Beaverton schools, it was clear that a shift was needed in the district's tech and instruction departments.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
Educational technology can help students develop important social and emotional skills and character traits, concludes a report from the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
A recent poll of nearly a million U.S. students concludes that schools need to work on building supports to keep students invested in their educations, especially as they advance in grades.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
A two-year experimental study of the National Writing Project shows that the program has a positive effect on teachers' instructional practices and their students' writing.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
Schools should teach students empathy to counter hate and disrupt violence, write Maya Soetoro-Ng and Alison Milofsky.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
Language arts teacher Timothy Dolan shares how taking the time to read to his students became a cornerstone of his teaching.
March 22, 2016 - Teacher

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