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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 Journal-MLive.com/AP

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

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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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Federal research agencies show increased interest in this field, which brings researchers together with education practitioners to try out new interventions quickly in a variety of environments.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
To reflect the Next-Generation Science Standards, new assessments must capture both students' knowledge and their "scientific thinking," said experts and educators at a summit.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
From court cases to lobbying to fundraising, parents are pressuring states and districts to boost services for the gifted, whose needs they say often are overlooked—a particular concern for low-income and minority parents.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
Schools across the country are overwhelmed by the breadth and abundance of digital resources, but they are identifying better ways to organize open-source and paid content.
September 30, 2013 - Education Week
It's time for common-core critics to focus on improving the standards, says Joanne Yatvin, a frequent critic herself.
September 23, 2013 - Education Week
A fierce fight over state-developed lesson plans used by hundreds of Texas districts echoes the national debate over new common-core content.
September 20, 2013 - Education Week
A 6th grade teacher who piloted a project in which his students undertook interdisciplinary community-service projects offers some takeaways for implementation.
September 18, 2013 - Teacher
The global market for learning games and simulations is expanding, but experts say the level of interest does not appear to be as evident in K-12 schools.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
Instead of specifying content, the document just issued by states and professional groups describes the "inquiry" process of four disciplines: civics, geography, economics, and history.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
Passionate educators and YouTube are working to revive an ancient art form, and finding fans among students and teachers alike.
September 16, 2013 - Education Week

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