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

07/11 12:12 pm | What Will the AFT Do About Common Core? | Two resolutions floating around the AFT convention in Los Angeles offer very different positions on the common core.

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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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With the programs surging in popularity, policymakers and advocates are wrestling with how to pay the costs and promote broader access to college for disadvantaged youths.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
Schools must be free to spark curiosity in students too distracted by other issues to come by it naturally, Erik Shonstrom says.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
When middle school literacy teacher Monica Wilbanks wanted to improve efficiency and collaboration at her school, she created a website. Here's what happened.
June 3, 2014 - Teacher
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
The state's sweeping new Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success may be the first time state policymakers have made such a strong statement on the needs of ELL students.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
Making kindergarten intellectually stimulating does not preclude making it fun and play-based as well, write Daphna Bassok, Amy Claessens, and Mimi Engel.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
Nancy Barile, a high school language arts teacher, shares some practical tips she learned from a former student about helping seemingly unmotivated students.
May 27, 2014 - Teacher
Students benefit when secondary schools make a strong commitment to fostering social and emotional learning, write Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
The Baltimore and Boston initiatives come amid an influx of money into the ed-tech sector for the development of digital curricula, assessment products, and other offerings.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
A common-core enthusiast, Carol Lloyd, questions the assessment after her daughter takes it.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week

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