Curriculum and Instruction

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Teaching Impeachment in Politically Risky Times

Whether they like it or not, civics teachers are at the frontlines of translating the impeachment process for the next generation of citizens. (October 3, 2019)

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 Writing Across the Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to provide timely feedback, how cross-curricular literacy boosts achievement, and how simple writing exercises can help lower-income students thrive.

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Quiz Yourself: What are parents' perceptions of math education, how are educators using digital math games in the classroom, and how have students' math scores have changed over time?

SPECIAL REPORTS

Getting Reading Right
In this ongoing series, “Getting Reading Right,” Education Week will interrogate the cognitive science behind how kids acquire foundational reading skills, with a focus on the earliest elementary readers, in kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Citizen Z: An Educaton Week Project
To better understand the role of education in America’s current civics crisis, Education Week has undertaken a long-term investigation. See the results of that work.

Literacy For The Workplace
The modern workplace is evolving and employers say that students need different kinds of literacy skills in order to thrive in it. Will English classes change in response?

STEM Education
Government agencies, business groups, and policymakers continue to prioritize support for the STEM fields. In this special report, Education Week takes a closer look at these STEM gateways, searching out ones that offer new avenues—like hands-on preparation for advanced manufacturing—and the efforts to break down longstanding barriers, like remedial algebra.

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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

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Teaching and modeling good SEL is a lifelong project. Let's not undersell (or underfund) it, write Yale professors Marc Brackett and Diana Divecha.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
Cancer has forced teacher Johanna Rauhala to leave her classroom. As she packs up her things, she reflects on her work, and writes that she feels honored to have served alongside those who spend their days "pushing the current of knowledge along."
January 14, 2020 – Teacher
Ignoring artificial intelligence won’t keep it out of the classroom. Instead, teachers should be actively shaping it.
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
One in 4 teachers feel anxious doing math. This is having a big impact on what happens in the classroom.
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
Studying the Old Testament taught me to be intellectually rigorous, one reporter writes. But is it really possible to separate the religious text from the religion?
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
A new high school in New Orleans is preparing students for careers in coastal protection and restoration, anticipating a future with ongoing climate change and sea level rise.
January 6, 2020 – AP
Jimmie Barber spoke Spanish at home before arriving at El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe. The 3rd grader now jokes with friends in English and Spanish. That’s because the school's dual-language immersion curriculum teaches math, reading, and other subjects in both languages.
January 5, 2020 – AP
Integrating student work into your teaching has profound practical benefits, writes teacher Justin Minkel.
December 17, 2019 – Teacher
Not a single state requires that administrators prove they understand reading development, write Gail E. Lovette and Kenni L. Alden. Here's why that's such a problem.
December 17, 2019 – Education Week
An internationally known gifted-education center is scouting—and helping to develop—gifted students in after-school programs and pullout classes in one of Maryland’s most challenged school districts.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week

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