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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As states consider what reading instruction has covered this spring, and what it will look like in the fall, some have hit pause on their 3rd grade reading laws.
June 1, 2020 – Education Week
While remote distance learning has presented challenges in every subject and grade level, some teachers and researchers say that early reading instruction is especially problematic.
June 10, 2020 – Education Week
The College Board paid lip service to confronting the digital divide, but some students still didn't get a fair shake, writes Mariusz Gałczyński.
May 29, 2020 – Education Week
Some methods for catch-up are in place, but teachers will need to prepare for what students missed or forgot, write Heather C. Hill and Susanna Loeb.
May 28, 2020 – Education Week
Schools struggled to balance the tension between high expectations and the need for flexibility, a challenge that will likely continue next school year.
June 10, 2020 – Education Week
Teaching during the pandemic is bringing home the value of fewer grades and “old people" technology, writes Gina Denny.
June 3, 2020 – Teacher
An Education Week review of states’ continuous learning directives and guidance shows wide variation in what’s expected as millions of students get remote instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
Career technical education has been on a roll lately, but educators fear that will change, as unemployment soars and some students are cut off from hands-on learning opportunities.
May 12, 2020 – Education Week
More than a quarter of the nation’s school district leaders said they haven’t yet done any planning at all for next school year, according to the survey.
May 11, 2020 – Education Week
In this moment of loss, the coronavirus pandemic offers four opportunities to demand the rebirth of public education, writes Amy Stuart Wells.
May 8, 2020 – Education Week

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