Curriculum and Instruction

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Doig Middle School history teacher Ben Huntsinger talks with Valerie Rivera, 12, center, and Jailyn Portillo, 14, right, before the students present a proposal for a new homeless shelter during a city council meeting in Garden Grove, Calif., last week.
—Meg Oliphant for Education Week

'Action Civics' Enlists Students in Hands-On Democracy

An activist brand of civics instruction is gaining champions and a few critics in the nation's schools. (March 20, 2019)

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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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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?

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Data: Most States Require History, But Not Civics
High school students spend far more time in school learning about America’s history than they do learning about its civic values, according to a 50-state survey by Education Week. The results show that while most states require students to study civics, just eight require them to take a yearlong civics or government class in order to graduate.

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Districts are learning to parse the kale from the iceberg lettuce in their curricular reading with a new K-12 mapping tool.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Just one of six new middle school science series is a good match to national science standards, according to a review by the nonprofit EdReports.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Graphic novels are rich in complexity and provide a unique opportunity for literary analysis, writes library media specialist Paige Classey Przybylski.
March 6, 2019 – Teacher
What would it really take to disrupt the education status quo in America? Chester E. Finn Jr. and David Steiner explore.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Real-time coaching through an earpiece, similar to what's used in pro football, is a growing trend in teacher training—and there's evidence it works.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Why do we keep selling early STEM education short? The Museum of Science Boston's Christine M. Cunningham explores.
February 20, 2019 – Education Week
Most commercial literacy programs won't actually teach students how to read and write well, argues Mike Schmoker. Educators need to demand higher quality curricula.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Where does Secretary DeVos' education strategy leave rural educators? Andy Hargreaves explores how teacher collaboration can fill in the gap.
February 19, 2019 – Education Week
The popular trend of teaching grit is actually the education equivalent of "The Hunger Games," argues Bettina L. Love.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
It may take years for the state to disentangle itself from the Common Core State Standards and put new ones in place.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week

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