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.

Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Literacy Instruction?
How can students deepen their reading comprehension, what are the kinds of writing that employers prize most, and how is academic language defined?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Math Education?
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?


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

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


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The National Council on Teacher Quality has found that the number of elementary programs teaching scientifically based reading instruction is increasing.
January 28, 2020 – Education Week
Florida's governor declares a standards overhaul would "remove all vestiges" of the common core. But it remains unclear how much is really changing under the Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking.
January 27, 2020 – Education Week
Many teachers scrapped their lesson plans on Monday and gave their students space to talk about Kobe Bryant.
January 27, 2020 – Education Week
Foundational reading skills are more than the sum of their parts, so we must integrate how we teach them, writes literacy professor Heidi Anne E. Mesmer.
February 11, 2020 – Education Week
When asked to list which reading researchers’ work they introduce to their preservice classes, professors of education point to a mix of experts, some of whose ideas conflict with the greater body of scientific research on reading, an Education Week survey found.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
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
In a new series, Heather C. Hill and Susanna Loeb will synthesize the research to see what works and what doesn't in education.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
And four strategies for fixing the underlying problems most often laid bare, from Great Schools Partnership’s Craig Kesselheim.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
With their state’s caucuses the first official marker in the 2020 presidential contest, Iowa teenagers are in a unique position to observe and participate.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
Popularized by social media, new classroom arrangements are all the rage in K-12. But experts and educators caution there is more to it than just moving desks around.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week

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