Curriculum and Instruction

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Brian Hancock, left, helps sophomore De’Andre Saunders, 16, cut plywood. Before attending the Geometry in Construction training, Hancock said, he hadn’t had much hands-on construction experience. “I was kind of learning as fast as the students,” he said.
—Whitney Curtis for Education Week

Students Build Tiny Houses to Bring Geometry Lessons to Life

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. (April 30, 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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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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When teachers give students feedback only at the end of the writing process, it is often ignored or dismissed, writes teacher Jesse Breite. He describes how teachers in his English department reimagined the revision process.
October 31, 2018 – Teacher
For schools to create an effective personalization program, they must first clarify their understanding of how children learn, writes Orly Friedman.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
A majority of potential first-time voters plan to cast a ballot this election season, according to a new Education Week Research Center survey. And President Trump and the Parkland, Fla., school shootings are spurring some of their political engagement.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Literacy expert Susan Pimentel shares three evidence-based practices for how educators can boost reading proficiency.
October 29, 2018 – Education Week
A recent analysis of education of incarcerated youths emphasizes the need to reform juvenile justice, write Hailly T. N. Korman and Lisa Pilnik.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
There’s ongoing debate about what kind of instructional approach is best for young children, with whole-child and literacy/math-based curricula both in play.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
History-minded residents of Charlotte County, Fla., are among the first to test a state law that permits citizens to challenge the curriculum taught in their schools.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
The continuing decline in math achievement comes even as fewer students are taking the college-readiness exam.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
The arts present an opportunity to reach students who feel disconnected from learning, writes dance teacher Jennifer Jackson, and more schools should make them a priority.
October 10, 2018 – Teacher
Religion should be taught in school, just not in the ways you might think, argues the Religious Literacy Project’s Diane L. Moore.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week

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