Curriculum and Instruction

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Third grader Clara Nunez, left, 2nd grader Iris Perla, second from left, 2nd grader Fredy Lopez, right, and 4th grader Wesley Nunez, front, work on homework at the 826 DC after-school center.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Writing Centers Seek to Unlock Youths' Creativity

A national network of after-school tutoring centers that brings a focus on creative writing is reaching a growing number of urban youths. (June 10, 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

08/29 10:21 am | Consequences Uncertain for First District to Opt Out of State-Required Tests | The state department of education has said nothing about what might happen to Lee County in the wake of its decision to boycott state-required tests.

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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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It doesn't take more work, just a shift in approach, for schools to teach systems thinking, write bestselling authors Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge.
August 15, 2014 - Education Week
A new organization billing itself as a "Consumer Reports for school materials" will soon begin posting online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to align with the common-core standards.
August 15, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher Sarah Goodis-Orenstein found that getting students to learn by performing Shakespeare can be done in a rigorous way.
August 13, 2014 - Teacher
Debate should be an important part of curriculum across the education spectrum, writes Paul Deards.
August 12, 2014 - Education Week
As the Education Department prepares to release new guidance on its peer-review process for standards and assessments, educators and testmakers worry how their systems will be judged under the new criteria.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher Brett Bohstedt says that new teachers will quickly learn that nearly anything can happen. He offers suggestions for adapting to life in the classroom.
August 5, 2014 - Teacher
Journalism students know that what they do is important. But according to Jim Streisel, the 2013 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, a student newspaper is really just a byproduct of the learning process.
July 23, 2014 - Teacher
Linda Yaron's students traveled to the Department of Education in Washington D.C. to answer one fundamental question: "What does it mean to be a learner?"
July 22, 2014 - Teacher
States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes.
July 22, 2014 - Education Week
Cristina Duncan Evans wonders why, with so many education-improvement ideas under discussion, altering summer vacation isn't on the table.
July 8, 2014 - Teacher

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