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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.

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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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New research calls into question the widespread practice of retaining students in 3rd grade based on their reading proficiency.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
This Education Week special report takes a wide-ranging look at new efforts to address the challenges of early-grades reading instruction, particularly in light of the waning influence of the federal Reading First program.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
Under the common core, teachers use new questioning techniques to help the youngest students learn to draw evidence from what they read.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
A school attendance program in Connecticut, a free preschool in Kansas, and summer learning programs in Illinois and Iowa are all part of an effort to ensure students read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
Under the common core, teachers are building students' vocabulary skills by teaching words in context, rather than through word lists.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
Fifteen years after the National Reading Panel identified it as a pillar of reading instruction, fluency remains a neglected and somewhat misunderstood skill, according to experts.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
A Hechinger Report examination found that, despite the controversy, few students or teachers will be much affected by the result of this spring’s common-core-aligned tests.
May 6, 2015 - Education Week
With a five-year, $10 million federal grant, cognitive scientists are studying ways to remake a popular middle school math series to enhance students' learning.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
While statewide adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards are going slowly, some districts are moving fast to bring the new standards to classrooms.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week

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