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Drawing upon her interest in hip-hop, teacher Lauren Leigh Kelly created “Hip-Hop Literature and Culture,” an English course in which students discuss hip-hop texts—including songs, films, and music videos—to explore constructions of gender, race and self.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

English Teacher's Hip-Hop Curriculum Gets Students Writing

Lauren Leigh Kelly's Hip-Hop Literature and Culture Class uses hip-hop texts as a means to develop students' media-literacy and critical-analysis skills. (June 20, 2016)

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.

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The five-paragraph essay, a staple in school writing curricula, has become a source of debate for educators, with critics charging the format is too rigid and constraining.
June 20, 2016 – Teacher
One of the originators of the workshop model discusses the challenges facing writing teachers today and how her own methods have evolved to adapt to new expectations.
June 20, 2016 – Teacher
In these videos from our editorial partner The Teaching Channel, master educators demonstrate strategies they use to engage students in complex writing assignments.
June 13, 2016 – Teacher
Arkansas isn't the first jurisdiction to set aggressive coding-education objectives, but its emphasis on teacher training has set it apart.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
To prevent burnout, teachers need to be aware of counterproductive habits masked as professional norms or expectations.
June 3, 2016 – Teacher
This STEM-focused school takes all comers and embeds its students in campuses and businesses across the city.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Alexandria Area High School was created to accommodate changes in education and technology.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Science teacher Ashley Fryer says many educators have misconceptions about the experiences of teaching and learning in a virtual classroom.
June 1, 2016 – Teacher
The new nonprofit, known as UnboundEd, is offering teachers free common-core-aligned curricular materials and paid professional development.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The number of teachers in the United States using games in their classrooms has doubled over the past six years, a new nationwide survey shows.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week

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