Curriculum and Instruction

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Teacher Maureen Kildee works alongside Janiah McKnuckle as the 3rd grader learns computer-coding skills during an 'Hour of Code' event last December at Brownell/Holmes Elementary School in Flint, Mich.
—Jake May/The Flint

Computer Science: Not Just an Elective Anymore

The subject is getting a fresh look from state and local policymakers, with many pushing measures to expand access to computing courses. (February 25, 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

04/23 05:45 pm | Four State Education Chiefs Rally Behind Common-Core Implementation | Education leaders detail their work to implement the common core and their struggles to deal with various kinds of opposition to the new standards.

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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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New worries have surfaced about the Los Angeles district's ambitious plan to distribute iPads to thousands of students, this time focused on a digital curriculum from Pearson that is being rolled out despite being incomplete.
October 25, 2013 - Education Week
A study finds achievement in states such as Massachusetts and Vermont exceeds all but a handful of nations, while traditionally lower-performing states are much further back in the pack.
October 24, 2013 - Education Week
With social studies curriculum now in the bull's-eye of accountability, district leadership can provide critical guidance for boosting student achievement, writes Andre Benito Mountain.
October 15, 2013 - Education Week
October 15, 2013 - Education Week
In these videos from our editorial partner The Teaching Channel, master educators demonstrate the classroom-management techniques they use to keep students engaged and focused from the minute class starts until the last student leaves.
October 14, 2013 - Teacher
New research suggests that teaching students to argue, question, and communicate in the lab like real scientists can deepen their understanding of scientific concepts.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
New research examines common themes in what schools, teachers, and parents do to help 4th graders succeed academically in mathematics, reading, and science.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Adult education offers K-12 schools lessons on flexible scheduling and personalized learning, Josh Middleton writes.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
San Antonio's $248 million program for preschoolers from poor and working-class families is off to a mostly smooth start, even as administrators do some fine-tuning.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
With more emphasis on test scores and technology, schools risk losing their joyful, caring side, Kathleen M. Cashin and Bruce S. Cooper write.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week

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