Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

High school senior Sarah Murray, left, undergoes an ultrasound conducted by Nichole Ebener, center, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, Ill. Murray and fellow Princeton High School senior Ellise Piper, right, were participating in a career internship program at the hospital.
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Growing Number of States Embrace Career Education

Over the last year and a half, states have stepped up their focus on career and technical education with a spate of new laws and policies. (October 4, 2017)

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

Spotlight on Reading Instruction

In this Spotlight, explore research on children's reading habits, opportunities to customize classroom book selections, and efforts to help students experience the joy of reading.

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.

Curriculum Matters Blog

02/15 05:55 pm | As Parkland Community Grieves, Experts Predict Long Road to Recovery | Broward County, Fla., where a school shooting claimed 17 lives, faces the challenges of responding both to student trauma—and the longer-term grieving process.

Education Week Quiz

Quiz Yourself: Literacy Instruction
How does invented spelling affect early literacy skills, how are digital tools transforming how students read, and what literacy provisions are included in the Every Student Succeeds Act?

SPECIAL REPORT

The Changing Face of Literacy
The advent of computers, smartphone apps, e-books, and other electronic media devices has transformed the way Americans read. Is it changing the way our children learn to read and write as well?

Personalized Learning: Vision vs. Reality
Education Week takes a hard look at the big arguments against personalized learning, what the latest research says about it, and how the approach is playing out in classrooms.

Navigating New Curriculum Choices
From open educational resources to common-core standards, this special report guides educators through the bewildering array of K-12 curricular options available to classrooms today.

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Literacy and English/Language Arts Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address boosting student proficiency in reading, writing, and literacy through different types of instruction, including instruction aligned to the common-core standards.

Math Webinars

These virtual broadcasts cover teaching and learning and include webinars on differentiated instruction and the common-core standards.

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In South Carolina and elsewhere, new concierge services are smoothing the way for businesses and schools to create real-world work opportunities for students.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Technology companies are making a push to integrate virtual reality into K-12, but experts are raising concerns about how it might affect children.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
The lessons many students get on the topic are fragmentary, sentimentalized, or sanitized, argues a 15-state report by a civil rights advocacy group.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Experts are working with counselors and admissions officers on ways to factor performance assessments into admissions decisions.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
When English learners have the opportunity to work in groups and speak their native languages, they feel more comfortable in class, writes Justin Minkel.
February 7, 2018 – Teacher
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Storytelling doesn't just belong in the English classroom. Nonfiction can energize other subjects, too, writes Joy Hakim.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
What is continuous improvement and why are schools and districts jumping on that bandwagon?
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Exposing students to new language and culture is a worthwhile effort that expands their worldview, writes principal Jack Davern.
January 31, 2018 – Teacher
When teachers create flexible learning environments, they support all different types of learners, Kyle Redford writes.
January 24, 2018 – Teacher

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