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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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In this Q&A, education researcher Lisa Delpit discusses a new book of essays by teachers, principals, and other educators on how to teach in a fraught political climate.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Colin Turner thought he understood the dynamics of race and privilege. Until one of his students called him out for some insensitive comments he'd made in class.
September 17, 2019 – Teacher
Serious learning doesn't just have to be an indoor activity. In fact, it really shouldn't be, argues Kate Gardoqui.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Advocates for phonics and whole language need to start by agreeing on what we even mean by "reading," writes Mia Hood.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Teacher education must help everyone think critically of the world to avoid perpetuating inequity, urges Hui-Ling Malone.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
"Kernels," a method for teaching SEL skills through flexible, short activities, show early promise for making social-emotional learning instruction a reality in more schools.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
In a surprising move, MVP Math is suing a Wake County, N.C., parent who has pushed the district to stop using the curriculum.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
When students organized a drive to register their fellow students on campus, they found their voice and their power, writes teacher Jacqulyn Whang.
September 4, 2019 – Teacher
Many of education's most common questions skip a logical step or two, warns Alfie Kohn.
September 4, 2019 – Education Week
AP has managed to dodge the partisan pitfalls that have felled other ambitious curricular efforts—so far, write Chester E. Finn Jr. and Andrew E. Scanlan.
September 3, 2019 – Education Week

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