Curriculum and Instruction

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Instruction During COVID-19: Less Learning Time Drives Fears of Academic Erosion

Schools struggled to balance the tension between high expectations and the need for flexibility, a challenge that will likely continue next school year. (May 28, 2020)

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Instead of cultivating a generation of critical thinkers, we have grown a generation of disaffected test-takers and passive learners, writes Superintendent Michael Matsuda.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
Schools and tech companies in the U.S. and abroad have experience deploying virtual learning should a coronavirus emergency arise.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
The Long Beach, Calif., school district is deploying a multifaceted strategy to put more students of color in high-level math courses and help them succeed.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
Building science lessons around phenomena that students know equally and can see in their own lives is making the subject more relevant and interesting.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
Fed up with their district’s unmet pledges to stop steering African American students into low-level classes, parents take action.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
Schools can't even afford to hire enough teachers, so why are we surprised that teachers are turning to a website for resources? asks Kat Tipton.
February 28, 2020 – Education Week
Schools need to help students develop a healthier relationship with time, writes researcher Brad Aeon.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week
An unusual program in Cincinnati provides academic coaches to help high school players meet eligibility requirements to stay in the game.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week
When Idaho education leaders pitched social-emotional learning training for teachers, some state lawmakers compared the plan to dystopian behavior control. Some walked out of the meeting.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week
One-on-one time with students can be used to hold a reading conference, do a formal assessment, or collect information by listening to a student read, writes teacher Justin Minkel.
February 25, 2020 – Teacher

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