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Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history.
—Brennan Linsley/AP

Amid Backlash, Colo. Board Rethinks U.S. History Review

A Jefferson County school board proposal to ensure that U.S. history courses promote citizenship and patriotism and downplay civil disobedience led to weeks of student protests in the suburban Denver district. (October 3, 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

10/23 04:49 pm | A New Approach to Testing: New Hampshire Seeks Federal Approval | New Hampshire is proposing an alternative to testing all students every year with the same assessment. If the U.S. Department of Education approves its pilot plan, it could ...

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Transforming Curricula Through Multimedia Tools
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New research finds that students in schools that used deeper-learning teaching approaches had better test results and people skills than peers in other schools.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
The academic boost that elementary students got from a program that linked them with community supports and resources lasted all the way to middle school, a study says.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Big questions are facing school district leaders across the country about how a learning management system should best fit into the larger ed-tech ecosystem.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Some mathematics experts worry the computer-based testing platforms will hamper a key element of the exams: open-ended math-performance tasks that test students' ability to apply their knowledge.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
High school English teacher Jesse Breite says performance and play can deepen students' experience of a literary work.
September 23, 2014 - Teacher
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
Mike Schmoker argues that while we shouldn't abandon the standards, teachers need time to pilot them.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
We need to change the system so that some in K-12 can truly innovate, while others stick to tradition but improve incrementally, Ted Kolderie says.
September 22, 2014 - Education Week
Constitution Day is as much a reminder about the lack of government support for civic education as it is the anniversary of the nation's highest law, educators and advocates say.
September 17, 2014 - Teacher

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