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

01/17 04:42 pm | Monday is MLK Jr. Day. In Mississippi and Alabama, It's Also Robert E. Lee Day | It's an extraordinary contrast at a moment when civic institutions, including schools, are rethinking how the Confederacy and slavery are portrayed in history.

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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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In interviews with Education Week, some teachers said they’ve seen lesson plans they created being sold by other people on Teachers Pay Teachers, and that the company isn’t going far enough to stop copyright infringement.
January 15, 2019 – Education Week
A focus on scholastic skills shouldn't distract from the most fundamental literacy of all: human literacy, writes Thomas R. Hoerr.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
Keeping five classes of 30 students engaged each day isn’t an easy task. Nina Parrish shares five steps to help.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
The odds may be long for a newly filed lawsuit that asserts students have a Constitutional right to civics learning, but some experts say the timing is spot on.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
Fragmentation in education is hurting students, but we can fix it, writes LaVerne Srinivasan of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
December 6, 2018 – Education Week
When a special education teacher and a regular classroom teacher are teamed in the classroom, they can multiply each other’s strengths.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Through a city-school partnership in Nashville, Tenn., after-school programs are using data to tailor lessons to students' learning needs.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Is the current political climate rekindling interest in teaching about the U.S. Constitution? That's what some civics teachers, law experts, and leaders of national groups are saying.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
The Failure of Roteism Instruction
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
In an age of political divisiveness, teachers are finding new ways to teach students how to have calm, reasoned discussions about hot-button issues.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week

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