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Curriculum Opinion For Many Teachers, Black Lives Only Matter Conditionally
If you believe Black lives matter, it's time to stop whitewashing American history, writes Rann Miller.
Rann Miller, September 16, 2020
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Curriculum Opinion How Should Teachers Handle the Movement to 'Rewrite' High School History? Embrace It
The history curriculum is a good place for educators to take the initiative on racial justice, urge history educators Jack Doyle and Chris Doyle.
Jack Doyle & Christopher L. Doyle, July 14, 2020
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A parent in Rutherford county, Tenn., refused to let her daughter complete this assignment in a Studies Weekly publication, which asked students to write from the perspective of a plantation owner.
A parent in Rutherford county, Tenn., refused to let her daughter complete this assignment in a Studies Weekly publication, which asked students to write from the perspective of a plantation owner.
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Curriculum A Popular Social Studies Curriculum Got an Internal Review. The Findings Weren’t Pretty
Studies Weekly's lessons had hundreds of examples of errors and racial bias.
Sarah Schwartz, June 14, 2019
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Curriculum Lawsuit Takes Aim at Arizona's 'Anti-Gay' Curriculum Law
Arizona is one of seven states where teachers are prohibited from portraying homosexuality in a positive way.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 29, 2019
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Social Studies Tensions Over Teaching About the Middle East Resonate in Lawsuit
A Massachusetts lawsuit seeks to remove specific texts from a district's curriculum on the Middle East, and singles out individual teachers.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 21, 2019
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Curriculum Textbooks Alone Don't Boost Test Scores, Study Says
Schools need to do more than swap out textbooks to improve student achievement, according to researchers who tracked textbook adoptions in six states.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 11, 2019
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Curriculum Middle School Science Materials Come Up Short in First Review
Just one of six new middle school science series is a good match to national science standards, according to a review by the nonprofit EdReports.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 5, 2019
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Standards Science Curriculum Reviews Are Out, and Results Aren't Great
Of the six series reviewed for their quality and how well they aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, EdReports gave just one top marks.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 28, 2019
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Curriculum California Approved Nearly 30 Science Textbooks. But Are They Truly Aligned to Standards?
California, one of the first states to adopt curricula aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, greenlighted 29 of the 34 materials it reviewed. What do districts do next to narrow the field?
Stephen Sawchuk, November 9, 2018
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The four textbooks at the heart of the Charlotte County, Fla., challenge.
The four textbooks at the heart of the Charlotte County, Fla., challenge.
Curriculum Citizen Activists Push to Revise History Textbooks
History-minded residents of Charlotte County, Fla., are among the first to test a state law that permits citizens to challenge the curriculum taught in their schools.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 23, 2018
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Curriculum Should States Collect More Information on the Curricula Districts Use?
States don't routinely collect information on districts' materials purchases. If they plan to use curriculum as a lever to improve student learning, they should, a new brief argues.
Stephen Sawchuk, June 29, 2018
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Curriculum Educators Scramble for Texts to Match Science Standards
Five years after the Next Generation Science Standards were rolled out, curricular options for teaching them have been slow to materialize.
Stephen Sawchuk, June 5, 2018
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Curriculum By Any Other Name, Mexican-American Studies Class Finally Gets Texas Approval
Texas has finally approved course guidelines for a Mexican-American studies class. But the state's rechristening of the course title has drawn criticism.
Stephen Sawchuk, April 13, 2018
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Curriculum Educators Carefully Watch Pearson as It Moves to Sell K-12 Curriculum Business
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. students use Pearson's curriculum products in their classrooms, but soon those print and digital resources will be owned by a different company.
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