Curriculum and Instruction

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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

10/30 05:36 pm | National Science Foundation Releases Data Tool for STEM Education | The National Science Foundation released a data tool today that puts STEM education statistics into a friendly, visual format.

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Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
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Improve students' reading test results through better retention and application of the knowledge and skills they have learned in the classroom.

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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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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
Elizabeth Stein examines the benefits of a growth mindset, and suggests ways teachers can encourage it in students.
September 17, 2014 - Teacher
Former educators with technology interests are increasingly making their way from classrooms into the startup world as they try to use their school expertise to create ed-tech products.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
The Council of the Great City Schools has set out criteria to help educators bring common-core-aligned lessons and materials to English-learners.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
In tough times, kindness—both in and out of the classroom—is crucial to student success, writes high school teacher Adam Sherman.
September 9, 2014 - Teacher
After a harsh internal critique of the program, the Los Angeles school system's effort to provide all its students with digital computing devices is again in flux.
September 8, 2014 - Education Week

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