Curriculum and Instruction

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Third-grade students, from left to right, Peyton Conley, Landen Hayes, Jeremiah Wyatt, and Sophie McGowan, participate in a social studies lesson focused on the history and symbolism of the American flag at Freedom Elementary School in Colorado Springs, Colo. The school district is focused on teaching students to do history rather than passively receive it.
—Nathan W. Armes for Education Week

How History Class Divides Us

What if the inability of Americans to agree on our shared history—and on the right way to teach it—is a cause of our current polarization and political dysfunction, rather than a symptom? (October 23, 2018)

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers are developing standards-based curricula, using digital tools to personalize literacy instruction, and bridging learning gaps with open educational resources.

Spotlight on Differentiated Instruction

Schools are building frameworks for differentiated instruction to meet individual students’ needs. In this Spotlight, consider the value of ability grouping, what sets differentiation apart from other instructional approaches, and how to foster authentic differentiation in the classroom.

Spotlight on Improving Reading in Schools

Schools are implementing various strategies to improve reading among struggling learners. In this Spotlight, learn how educators are intervening on behalf of dyslexic students in reading and math, when students with low proficiency should be retained, and how research can reshape instruction.

Curriculum Matters Blog

03/21 03:55 pm | 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.

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STEM Education
K-12 schooling in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics offers the potential for innovative ways to inspire students—as well as obstacles that can prevent them from sustained success in those fields.

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An activist brand of civics instruction is gaining champions and a few critics in the nation's schools.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Teacher Kyle Redford has long advocated that dyslexic children need specialized instruction in how to decode words. But a recent look at reading research called her to question her stance—and now she says all students should learn this way.
March 19, 2019 – Teacher
Zion Freeman saw positive changes in his history class after a conversation with his teacher on how to make the lessons more engaging and collaborative.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Advisory periods—that common block of time in middle and high school schedules intended to strengthen relationships in schools—often feel burdensome to teachers and useless to students. But some schools are finding ways to make advisories matter.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Schools need to do more than swap out textbooks to improve student achievement, according to researchers who tracked textbook adoptions in six states.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Traditional and innovative schools suffer from opposing problems, writes David Nurenberg. Here's how they can meet in the middle.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
There are pervasive misunderstandings among educators when it comes to reading research. But there’s a national awakening brewing, write three district leaders.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Even the best intentioned educators often harbor blind spots, write Re-Imagining Migration's Adam Strom and Veronica Boix Mansilla.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Districts are learning to parse the kale from the iceberg lettuce in their curricular reading with a new K-12 mapping tool.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
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.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week

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