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- Curriculum From ‘Stunning’ to ‘Surprising’: How News of the Capitol Attack Was Repackaged for SchoolsExperts criticized ed-tech company Newsela for sugarcoating the violent insurrection when it adapted an Associated Press story for schools.Curriculum 6 Ways to Help Students Make Sense of the Capitol SiegeA week after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, teachers are helping students figure out how the country got to this point.Curriculum Theater Educators Struggle to Keep Shows Going Amid COVID-19Convinced that the show must go on, high school theater troupes are turning to livestreamed shows, outdoor performances, and radio plays.Curriculum Letter to the Editor Curriculum as a Lever for Racial EquityTo the Editor:
The special report "Big Ideas for Confronting Racism in Education" (Sept. 23, 2020) highlighted essential ingredients for creating anti-racist schools, including better teacher preparation, expanded anti-bias training, and universal internet access, among others.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Join Deb Dixon, library media specialist at Winter Hill Community Innovation School in Somerville, Massachusetts, as she shares how to incorporate SEL into STEM classes during both in-person and distance learning. In this webinar, youCurriculum What Should Students Learn in Sex Education? In This State, Voters Will DecideWashington voters will consider a statewide mandate for comprehensive sex education.Curriculum Does Social Studies Build Stronger Readers? A New Study Suggests SoSpending 30 more minutes per day on social studies in elementary school is linked with better reading performance by the end of 5th grade, according to a new study.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Panelists discuss ways that curriculum has been an essential support in distance and hybrid learning, enabling time-savings, and more.Curriculum Opinion For Many Teachers, Black Lives Only Matter ConditionallyIf you believe Black lives matter, it's time to stop whitewashing American history, writes Rann Miller.Curriculum Fully In-Person Instruction Is Gaining Ground in SchoolsDistricts all over the country have been rolling back plans to teach students in person because of the coronavirus. But now there are signs that some districts are getting more comfortable with the all-in-person approach.Curriculum Letter to the Editor Assuaging Technology FearsTo the Editor:
After reading the article "COVID-19 & Remote Learning: How to Make It Work," ("Special Report: How We Go Back to School," July 22, 2020), it looks like school administrators are forgetting the library media specialist again. The article links to a document with six ways educators can help parents with remote learning next school year, but perhaps library media specialists could also provide guidance.Curriculum How to Balance In-Person and Remote InstructionFull-time remote instruction? In-person instruction? Or a hybrid model? Deciding among those three options can be an excruciating decision for school officials. But the choice many schools appear to be leaning toward is a hybrid model, at least for now.Curriculum Opinion How Should Teachers Handle the Movement to 'Rewrite' High School History? Embrace ItThe history curriculum is a good place for educators to take the initiative on racial justice, urge history educators Jack Doyle and Chris Doyle.Curriculum Teachers Pay Teachers Has a New Anti-Racist Initiative. But There’s Still Racist Content on the SiteThe lesson-sharing platform recently pledged to promote anti-racist resources and provide free professional development. But teachers say the company's content moderation policy still allows for racist resources to remain on the site.Curriculum EdReports to Look at Curricula's Capacity for Remote LearningThe organization plans to update every set of materials that it has rated as standards-aligned with new information about how students and teachers can use the materials remotely.