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)

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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05/15 04:34 pm | Ways to Improve Civic Engagement and Student Voice: An EdWeek Chat | Take in the highlights and strategies from Education Week's recent online chat on improving civics education and student voice.

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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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From kindergarten to high school, teachers are using student-made podcasts to nurture students' reading, writing, and interviewing skills.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
Despite harsh criticism from President Trump, shrinking job prospects, and safety threats, student interest in journalism has risen or held steady in many high schools, a new survey shows.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
When 1st grade teacher Emily Galle-From moved to Sweden, she was excited to learn the language. But the experience proved hard, and taught her why every struggling reader needs a guide.
February 6, 2019 – Teacher
Here's a handy glossary on terms like project-based learning, competency-based learning, and standards-based grading.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
Group projects founder when students don't work well together. Here's the latest thinking on evaluating students on both content mastery and collaboration skills.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
Educators in Oakland, Calif., say the yearlong graduation projects are helping students master oral, writing, and research skills that will serve them well for whatever comes next.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
Most colleges rely on standardized tests and grades to decide who gets into their schools. A handful of schools want to change up the mix.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
Some teachers are ditching grades or using standards-based grades and "no zero" grading policies to keep students more focused on learning and less intent on grade-grubbing.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
For media literacy to work, we first need to agree on what it is, writes Amy Callahan. Here are four steps to improve the ambiguous discipline.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
It's easy to agree that education should be the great human equalizer, but implementing social justice pedagogy takes work, writes Crystal Belle.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week

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