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Bree Newsome removes the Confederate battle flag at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on June 27. Newsome was taken into custody when she came down; the flag was raised again by Capitol workers about 45 minutes later.
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Confederate-Flag Debate Underscores Need for Educational Activism

The civil disobedience displayed by an activist in removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol last month should serve as a "battle call" for educators, writes professor Jon N. Hale. (July 16, 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.

Curriculum Matters Blog

07/31 07:14 pm | Latino Children a Focus of USA Swimming Foundation's 2015 Campaign | The campaign seeks to teach 800,000 children to swim by the end of the year.

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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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Schools in Rochester, N.Y., demonstrate winning strategies for extending learning time, write the superintendent and a city leader.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
This U.S. map shows which states are using the Common Core State Standards and which are not.
June 29, 2015 | Updated: July 20, 2015 - Education Week
Early-education advocates welcome the idea of a longer day and year for Head Start operations, but wonder if there will be federal funding to match.
June 29, 2015 - Education Week
As medical advancements improve the life expectancy for children with life-threatening illnesses, the education programs available to these students are not keeping up, writes Meghaan Ferreira.
June 26, 2015 - Education Week
As schools decide which enriching programs to fund, it's clear that music trumps football in return on dollars invested, John R. Gerdy argues.
June 23, 2015 - Education Week
Educators would have an easier time narrowing the achievement gap if learning goals and assessments in math were revised, Regina Scanlon argues.
June 19, 2015 - Education Week
Though a federal appeals court has upheld the state's mandate of four-hour blocks of English-immersion daily for ELLs, federal civil rights officials are pushing Arizona to overhaul its approach to language instruction.
June 18, 2015 - Education Week
Social and educational priorities are often at odds when students use digital tools outside of school, prompting many parents to keep a close eye on such use.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Students with poor online access at home find themselves at a disadvantage in today’s digital education world.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
A pair of K-12 systems in Washington state have devoted a lot of time and money to adopting the digital materials, efforts they believe will pay off.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week

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