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Historians: AP U.S. History Changes Are 'Evenhanded'

The 2015 framework for teaching AP U.S. History may be drawing criticism, but historians, on the whole, think they are just fine. (August 18, 2015)

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.

Curriculum Matters Blog

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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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Educators would have an easier time narrowing the achievement gap if learning goals and assessments in math were revised, Regina Scanlon argues.
June 19, 2015 - Education Week
Though a federal appeals court has upheld the state's mandate of four-hour blocks of English-immersion daily for ELLs, federal civil rights officials are pushing Arizona to overhaul its approach to language instruction.
June 18, 2015 - Education Week
Social and educational priorities are often at odds when students use digital tools outside of school, prompting many parents to keep a close eye on such use.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Students with poor online access at home find themselves at a disadvantage in today’s digital education world.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
A pair of K-12 systems in Washington state have devoted a lot of time and money to adopting the digital materials, efforts they believe will pay off.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
The Bethel, Wash., district expects to save between $500,000 to $800,000 over 10 years by switching from commercial to open resources, which teachers are trying to master.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
The Grandview, Wash., school system has made an unusually ambitious move to replace its entire Pre-K-10 math and English/language arts curricula with open resources.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
The advent of this "modular" delivery option for digital content has major implications for the education publishing industry and for school districts themselves.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Jessica B. Heppen, a managing researcher for the American Institutes for Research, conducted a study of the LAUSD's massive, and deeply troubled, ed-tech effort.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week

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