Curriculum Swim Lessons Save Lives. Should Schools Provide Them?
A push is on in some states to make swim lessons part of the school curriculum.
Social Studies The Demand for Asian American History Is Growing. See Where
Florida is among states facing the possibility of requiring Asian American and Pacific Islander history in K-12 curriculum.
Social Studies College Board: No State Has Sway Over Final Version of AP African American Studies
College Board effectively told its members that it will not consider input from states or districts when releasing the final version of the pilot Black history class that Florida banned.
Social Studies Florida's Ban on AP African American Studies, Explained
Florida high schoolers will not be able to take an AP Black history course, after the course was banned for allegedly being inaccurate and illegal.
Curriculum Reports Journalism Education: Results of a National Survey
This report examines survey results regarding student interest in journalism and challenges related to censorship and student press freedom.
Curriculum Texas Rejects Mexican-American Textbook But Will Consider Elective Course (Again)
The Texas State Board of Education last week voted against a proposed Mexican-American textbook, but agreed to discuss in January the option of creating an elective course in Mexican-American studies instead.
College & Workforce Readiness Computer Science Moves Past 'Elective' Status in Washington State
Washington is the 10th state to enact a policy that awards students a math or science credit for successfully completing AP computer science.
Reading & Literacy Opinion Giving Reading and Writing Instruction a French Twist
A French teacher says foreign-language and other electives teachers are uniquely placed to give students enrichment opportunities that help expand literacy skills.
Federal District Survey Shows Cuts in Textbooks, Electives, Field Trips
A new survey of school district officials suggests that cuts are on the rise for academic interventions, electives, textbooks, and field trips.
Education Beyond Electives
This commentary on edweek.org is a good example of how classes outside of a core curriculum can have a major impact on students' motivation levels in all classes. The author, Patrick Boyle, talks about how taking a few film classes in high school sparked a love for movies and opened the door to an interest in history and culture. He says: