Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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

02/13 03:16 pm | For Valentine's Day, Enjoy Student Podcasts About Love | In a kindergarten class in Baltimore and a high school class in Manhattan Beach, Calif., teachers asked students to create podcasts about love and what they loved about ...

Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: Literacy Instruction
How does invented spelling affect early literacy skills, how are digital tools transforming how students read, and what literacy provisions are included in the Every Student Succeeds Act?

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?

SPECIAL REPORT

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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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
Credit recovery can give students a second chance to graduate, but low-quality programs deserve more scrutiny, write Nat Malkus and Amy Cummings.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
We should condemn language that incites violence, but we can't do so by stifling vigorous—even provocative—debate, writes Andy Smarick.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Writing, reading, focusing, and remembering have all been transformed in ways we don't yet fully understand, writes psychologist Elias Aboujaoude.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Listen to parents and educators, and you’ll hear some strong—and mixed—opinions on how or even whether kindergartners should be swept into the homework swirl.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
In two AP Government classes in Winchester, Va., students are more interested in results from local races than in Donald Trump, but they’re pumped to be part of the electoral process.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
For some, such variety is reason for optimism. But others warn that loose definitions could lead to incoherence and ineffectiveness in the classroom.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
Worried about students' social detachment in technology-driven, personalized learning environments, some schools are weaving social-emotional support into lessons.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
A Chicago charter school that emphasizes personalized learning has delayed introducing new technologies for the past two years and emphasized social skills.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week

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