Curriculum and Instruction

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Instruction During COVID-19: Less Learning Time Drives Fears of Academic Erosion

Schools struggled to balance the tension between high expectations and the need for flexibility, a challenge that will likely continue next school year. (May 28, 2020)

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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 Literacy Instruction

The state of literacy and early reading instruction is changing. In this Spotlight, explore the science behind how children learn to read, consider why it’s challenging to alter established reading practices, and learn how to make reading instruction more efficient.

Spotlight on Math Instruction 2020
As new research emerges, experts are exploring how to teach and approach math courses. In this Spotlight, discover how educators are targeting students’ math anxiety, addressing inequities within math education, and incorporating math concepts into civics.

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Tech Use Surges Under COVID-19: Where Does Artificial Intelligence Fit In?
Education Week’s final installment of its three-part series on ed-tech issues examines the role of artificial intelligence in K-12 teaching and learning and the management of schools.

Getting Reading Right
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Leveling the Playing Field in Math
For nearly 30 years, the nation’s lowest-performing students have gained no ground in math. Educators are trying bold approaches—almost all of them in use now, remotely—to help all students succeed at math.

Social-Emotional Learning: Making It Work
he challenges and opportunities for teaching social-emotional learning when students are in school, and when they aren't.

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Special Report: The New World Of Work
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When teachers demonstrate that they support their Black students, all students benefit, writes former teacher Jaleel R. Howard.
July 27, 2020 – Education Week
Full-time remote instruction? In-person instruction? Or a hybrid model? Deciding among those three options can be an excruciating decision for school officials. But the choice many schools appear to be leaning toward is a hybrid model, at least for now.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
Data on the usage of educational technology tools can provide districts with a helpful road map for improving student engagement under remote, in-person, or hybrid learning conditions. See how school districts are using such data to make smart, strategic decisions.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
A growing number of school districts have already decided they’ll be starting the academic year with full-time remote learning, acknowledging it’s widely regarded as the safest approach despite stern warnings from federal officials to reopen school buildings.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
Elementary, middle, and high school teachers talk about how they maintained and improved their relationships with students under remote learning and what they plan to do this school year.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
School districts are facing huge tech equity issues this school year, especially if schools return to full-time remote learning. Here’s how they are addressing those challenges.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
In a new advice column for school leaders, former principal Sharif El-Mekki answers your questions about leading during the pandemic.
July 22, 2020 – Education Week
The history curriculum is a good place for educators to take the initiative on racial justice, urge history educators Jack Doyle and Chris Doyle.
July 16, 2020 – Teacher
A growing number of school systems recently announced plans to return to full-time remote learning when the 2020-21 school year starts, defying pressure from federal leaders and some parents.
July 15, 2020 – Education Week
Tracking student attendance under remote learning this spring was complicated and oftentimes ad hoc, a messy process that could continue to be a big problem during the 2020-21 school year.
July 14, 2020 – Education Week

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