Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Third-grade students, from left to right, Peyton Conley, Landen Hayes, Jeremiah Wyatt, and Sophie McGowan, participate in a social studies lesson focused on the history and symbolism of the American flag at Freedom Elementary School in Colorado Springs, Colo. The school district is focused on teaching students to do history rather than passively receive it.
—Nathan W. Armes for Education Week

How History Class Divides Us

What if the inability of Americans to agree on our shared history—and on the right way to teach it—is a cause of our current polarization and political dysfunction, rather than a symptom? (October 23, 2018)

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 Differentiated Instruction

Schools are building frameworks for differentiated instruction to meet individual students’ needs. In this Spotlight, consider the value of ability grouping, what sets differentiation apart from other instructional approaches, and how to foster authentic differentiation in the classroom.

Spotlight on Improving Reading in Schools

Schools are implementing various strategies to improve reading among struggling learners. In this Spotlight, learn how educators are intervening on behalf of dyslexic students in reading and math, when students with low proficiency should be retained, and how research can reshape instruction.

Curriculum Matters Blog

03/25 03:59 pm | Parkland Students Led Surge in Youth Turnout. But Some of Their Votes Didn't Count | Young Parkland residents had much higher rates of having their ballots go uncounted or rejected than did young people in other parts of Florida.

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Quiz Yourself: Literacy Instruction
How does invented spelling affect early literacy skills, how are digital tools transforming how students read, and what literacy provisions are included in the Every Student Succeeds Act?

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Quiz Yourself: What are parents' perceptions of math education, how are educators using digital math games in the classroom, and how have students' math scores have changed over time?

SPECIAL REPORT

STEM Education
K-12 schooling in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics offers the potential for innovative ways to inspire students—as well as obstacles that can prevent them from sustained success in those fields.

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Early educators in science, technology, engineering, and math need to face up to unproductive math practices, writes elementary instructional coach Gina Picha.
August 7, 2018 – Education Week
Elementary teachers should give students the freedom to find joy, take risks, and process emotions in their writing, says Emily Galle-From.
August 1, 2018 – Teacher
Parents need regular reminders of the broader purposes of public schools, writes history professor Johann N. Neem.
July 25, 2018 – Education Week
We can have Smart Boards in every room but fail to update the pedagogy used 30 years ago, writes superintendent David Gamberg.
July 24, 2018 – Education Week
It's time to rethink and reduce the current courseloads schools require. The current curricula are overstuffed, writes David J. Ferrero
July 20, 2018 – Education Week
Parents who lack a strong foundation in science themselves need more support to guide their children's early-science learning, writes researcher Naomi Hupert.
July 19, 2018 – Education Week
In its quest to cut red tape, the administration has its eyes set on regulations meant to steer youths and adults with disabilities to jobs where they work alongside those without disabilities.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
New smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa can help support classroom teachers, but they also spark "Big Brother"-style worries.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
At a time of sharp political divisions, civics teaches students how to engage in civil discourse, according to school leaders interviewed for the Education Week Research Center poll. More than half said their students don’t get enough of it.
June 28, 2018 – Education Week
A Seattle partnership between researchers and practitioners is using a continuous improvement approach to improve outcomes for students making the rocky transition from 8th to 9th grades.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week

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