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Teacher Kymberli Wregglesworth, left, assists Andrea Madison, a junior at Onaway High School in Michigan, navigate the iCivics digital game during a civics class.
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Amid Partisan Divide, Teachers Turn to Digital Game for Civics Lessons

As they wrestle with how best to engage students in learning about a sharply divided U.S. government, teachers are finding middle ground in a digital game. (February 28, 2017)

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

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 Instruction

In this Spotlight, read how schools are creating authentic reading experiences for resistant readers, building early literacy among English-language learners, and the role of ed-tech tools in differentiating reading instruction.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, read about the challenges to diversifying math talent, how teachers are using technology and visuals, and how math instruction can address the skills students will need in their lives.

Curriculum Matters Blog

03/24 01:27 pm | Study Finds Common Instruction Materials in Common-Core States | A team of researchers map out out the curriculum and professional development resources that states are sharing and find that many states have resources in common.

SPECIAL REPORT

The Changing Face of Literacy
The advent of computers, smartphone apps, e-books, and other electronic media devices has transformed the way Americans read. Is it changing the way our children learn to read and write as well?

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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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How Alabama Coaches Up Early-Grades Reading Instruction
Two educators who are part of the oft-praised Alabama Reading Initiative will take readers' questions on how to observe and coach teachers on research-based reading instruction.

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School librarians increasingly find themselves teaching students how to navigate and consume information online—and helping teachers embed those skills into the curriculum.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Official school tours don't start at the national museum until 2017, but classes are already flocking to the museum and tapping its resources.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
The common core's lesser-known literacy standards call for teaching students to write, read, and analyze like historians, scientists, or other discipline experts.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Confused about where the common core stands nationally? See which states have kept the common core and which have (at least officially) replaced or rewritten it, with this new interactive map.
November 2, 2016 | Updated: November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers from across the country explore how to ensure all students have access to high-quality science instruction in this special collection of opinion essays.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Personalized learning is not sweeping through schools, as some would have you believe. But the trend has now entered the K-12 mainstream, and its expansion is quickening.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The Henry County, Ga., school system refashioned its personalized learning strategy after determining the original plan was overly fixated on the use of technology.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The deputy director of the NGLC talks about how personalized learning has evolved and what looms ahead for districts pursuing this approach.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has given half a billion dollars to districts that embrace the trend, but little research exists on its impact.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
But the idea that digital tools can benefit students’ social-emotional development is controversial, with critics claiming children are already spending too much time online.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

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