Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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

11/25 09:40 am | Fiction No Longer Dominating Reading Instruction, NAEP Analysis Shows | A researcher says there evidence that the common core has affected 4th and 8th graders in at least one measurable way: It's got them reading more nonfiction.

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Literacy and English/Language Arts Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address boosting student proficiency in reading, writing, and literacy through different types of instruction, including instruction aligned to the common-core standards.

Math Webinars

These virtual broadcasts cover teaching and learning and include webinars on differentiated instruction and the common-core standards.

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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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Breanna Elliott, an outreach specialist in African studies, says that school curricula too often reinforce antiquated stories and cultural understandings.
November 3, 2015 - Teacher
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
Michael V. Walker's job has a singular purpose: keeping the school system's black male students on a positive academic track.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Subtle, everyday biases in the nation's classrooms pose major obstacles to academic success for low-income students and students of color.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Gifted and honors classes are often dominated by white students from well-off families, but some districts are removing the barriers that keep out low-income students and students of color.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
The much-revised 2015 AP U.S. history framework drops the moralizing in favor of historical context, writes Jeremy A. Stern.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
When it comes to teaching students how to manage their money, most states rate a B or a C, a new report says.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
Universal Design for Learning is the perfect go-to teaching tool to guide instructional decisions, Elizabeth Stein says.
October 19, 2015 - Teacher
A pair of new laws includes a requirement that students learn about affirmative sexual consent, known as "yes means yes."
October 13, 2015 - Education Week

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