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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How can students deepen their reading comprehension, what are the kinds of writing that employers prize most, and how is academic language defined?

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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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The growing popularity of voice-activated technologies is forcing educators to think about the role such tools play in preparing students for the jobs of the future.
February 5, 2020 – Education Week
Employers and teachers agree that creativity is a valued skill for the workplace, but they disagree on what it means to be creative.
February 5, 2020 – Education Week
A handful of districts in upstate New York are moving career technical education classes to cutting-edge businesses so students can have more "authentic" learning experiences.
February 5, 2020 – Education Week
In a labor market hungry for employees who can work with data, some high schools have begun to offer a new breed of classes in data science.
February 5, 2020 – Education Week
Schools are slowly figuring out how to balance thinking globally with acting locally, and recognizing that some key skills are valuable no matter where students end up living.
February 5, 2020 – Education Week
Education Week asked senior executives from some of the biggest and fastest-growing companies in the United States that question. You might be surprised by what they had to say.
February 5, 2020 – Education Week
Design thinking is often reduced to a flashy show pony for rich schools, writes English teacher Katherine Burd. It doesn't have to be.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
California, which has a mixed history when it comes to evidence-based reading instruction, has a plan to use federal funds for literacy programs that some say are out of sync with the science.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
A textbook is no longer enough in many classrooms, writes Dan McDowell, but finding the right OER materials can be tricky.
January 29, 2020 – Education Week
A new writing practice in 8th grade English class, having students write personal journals, led teacher Ariel Sacks to an important realization about writing development.
January 28, 2020 – Teacher

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