Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Julie Ernst, a music teacher from Anaheim, Calif., gives a high-five to a student in a 2nd grade music class at Cane Ridge Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn.
—Joe Buglewicz for Education Week

Districts Partner to Build School Music Programs

A school district delegation from Anaheim, Calif., traveled to Nashville, Tenn., this spring to learn what it takes to create a robust music education program. (April 28, 2015)

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

05/22 11:16 am | Wisconsin Budget Recommendations Include Citizenship Test | Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.

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Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
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Key Methods to Improve Reading Testing Success
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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Project-based learning doesn't have to stay in the classroom, says middle school teacher Karla Duff, detailing how her students students created a clean-water initiative in their community.
April 8, 2015 - Teacher
As she prepares to leave the classroom behind for good, English teacher Rosa Nam asks herself, "Is teaching turning me into a terrible person?"
April 7, 2015 - Teacher
As English teacher Linda Yaron prepares to redo her classroom, she recognizes that technology is helpful, but it's more important to pay attention to how the entire space supports learning.
April 1, 2015 - Teacher
Learning takes time, so rushing children to finish assignments is not the answer, writes speech-language pathologist Rebecca Givens Rolland.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Reading and math should be held to the same standard: bringing meaning to the printed symbols, writes Marilyn Burns.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
A growing number of programs around the country are allowing students with disabilities to take virtual courses created with their needs in mind.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Third-party entities are showing educators and businesses how to work together to shape new, more relevant career and technical education programs.
March 25, 2015 - Education Week
New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses.
March 25, 2015 - Education Week
Arizona and North Dakota require high school students to correctly answer portions of the test to graduate, and other states are weighing such a mandate.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week

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