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

08/21 04:50 pm | U.S. Ed. Sec. Duncan: Too Much Testing Costs Teachers and Students 'Precious Time' | U.S. Education Secretary identifies bad tests, and too much testing, as key problems, but doesn't provide details yet on what the department might do about them.

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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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In Dave Orphal's Intro to Education class, almost all of the assignments are projects. Here's one of them.
June 11, 2014 - Teacher
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 - Education Week
Schools are turning to online courses to protect district revenues, build blended learning curricula, and prepare students to succeed in a digital world.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
Online instructional content remains the largest slice of the growing educational technology market, even in a challenging economic climate for K-12 school districts.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
Fred Bramante, an entrepreneur and former chairman of the New Hampshire board of education, is trying to help institutionalize real-world learning at schools across the Granite State.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
The state is providing grants to help schools try out new approaches to college readiness and STEM instruction, and to broaden the pipeline for high-quality educators.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
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

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