Curriculum and Instruction

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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)

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09/28 04:45 pm | Study: Improving Teachers' Math Knowledge Doesn't Boost Student Scores | Fourth grade math teachers who took content-intensive professional development improved their own general math knowledge, but those gains did not trickle down to students, ...

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Richard J. Stiggins, an advocate of classroom assessments in the service of learning, identifies common misunderstandings about formative assessment.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
PARCC and Smarter Balanced have formative assessments that enable teachers to see if students 'get it' long before the tests.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
Response to intervention failed to improve the reading skills of students identified for initial interventions in a 13-state study.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
A rash of student transfers was a wake-up call for Principal Rodney Fisher to prioritize his school's mission, he writes.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
Enacted in 1975, the law now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act remade the landscape for an often-vulnerable, once-overlooked population of students.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
Teacher Linda Yaron shares what elements she incorporates into her curriculum to help strengthen student opportunities for success.
November 10, 2015 – Teacher
The buzz around the maker movement obscures the benefits of maker education for students, writes researcher Jennifer Oxman Ryan.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
Breanna Elliott, an outreach specialist in African studies, says that school curricula too often reinforce antiquated stories and cultural understandings.
November 3, 2015 – Teacher

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