Curriculum and Instruction

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How Arts Teachers Are Strengthening Students' Social-Emotional Muscles

Arts experiences—like singing in a choir or drawing graffiti—can open students to new ways of thinking, and offer teachers powerful opportunities to develop students’ social and emotional skills. (June 26, 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.

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SPECIAL REPORTS

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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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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Too many early-childhood educators think math and play are mutually exclusive. They don't have to be, writes education professor Kathy Liu Sun.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
The Holocaust is practically ancient history for many students, but that doesn't make it any less relevant, argues Lindsay J. Friedman.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
At Battle High School in Columbia, Mo., students in geometry class have swapped their compasses and protractors for hammers and hard hats. And they're doing it for a good cause.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
In early-childhood education, whole-child curricula and strong academics aren’t mutually exclusive, write Beverly Perdue and Vincent J. Costanza.
April 22, 2019 – Education Week
Teachers in some states worry students may face questions on topics they haven't studied on new science tests rolling out across the country.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
Kate Mayer and Jamie Lynch explain why they want to change the way reading is taught in their Pennsylvania school district.
April 3, 2019 – Education Week
The interplay between these two learning experiences helps students grow a love of reading and build stronger muscles to engage with texts, writes Ariel Sacks.
April 16, 2019 – Teacher
New standards may be more rigorous, but they've created a widening gulf between large-scale and classroom assessment, argues Gregory J. Cizek.
April 16, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
A Model for the Reading Crisis
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
When instruction feels relevant to students' lives, amazing things can happen, writes veteran educator Eugene Butler Jr.
April 5, 2019 – Education Week

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