Curriculum


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    Parents encouraged to talk to schools about students’ math progress

    In addition to at-home activities, recommendations include asking about the school's math curriculum and tutoring offerings.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    As Texas revises social studies curriculum, residents call for more civics and new courses

    The curriculum review follows passage of a law that delineates how topics like race and racism can be addressed in classrooms.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 10, 2022
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    Special Education

    Schools nationwide have strived to overcome pandemic challenges, working to strengthen relationships with families, adapt personalized approaches to overcome learning loss, and improve behavior management strategies amid returns to classrooms.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    COVID-19 learning lags could reverse narrowed achievement gap

    Data shows the achievement gap nearly halved over 50 years for marginalized students, but aggressive interventions may be needed to maintain progress.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    How to encourage teachers to embrace universal design for learning

    Once committed to UDL practices, teachers need strategies to remove inequities and learning barriers.

    By July 29, 2022
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    Over 1,700 colleges won’t require SAT, ACT for fall 2023, up from same point last year

    The latest FairTest number trails a final count of more than 1,800 institutions in 2022's admissions cycle, but tracks ahead of a tally from last July.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • July 27, 2022
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    Smartphones tip-toe curricular line between useful and distracting

    Though smartphones can be useful curricular tools, dialing students back from pandemic-driven habits presents a challenge.

    By Lauren Barack • July 27, 2022
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    Modeling ideal behaviors in curriculum plans can help young students develop executive function

    Watching teachers perform skills can help young students learn to manage their time, share and gain impulse control.

    By Lauren Barack • July 27, 2022
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    Schools eye more dynamic summer programs to curb learning loss

    Though partnerships to build more robust and diverse experiences can vary by region, camp-like models are gaining popularity to engage learners.

    By Lauren Barack • July 20, 2022
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    Research highlights positive impacts of math-focused summer learning

    An AERA study showing improved math scores and better attendance comes as the Biden administration issues a new summer learning fact sheet.

    By July 20, 2022
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    Nonprofit uses AI to make STEM materials more accessible

    Benetech is in the research and development stage but plans to keep adding accessible equations and charts to ebooks available through Bookshare.

    By July 20, 2022
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    Signs of academic rebound: 5 charts tell the story

    Math and reading scores from 8.3 million students show gains, but students of color and those in high-poverty schools have more ground to make up.

    By July 19, 2022
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    How 2 states are using data analysis and professional development for learning recovery

    Rather than remediation, Massachusetts and North Carolina are concentrating on helping classroom teachers accelerate student learning.

    By July 18, 2022
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    Accessibility challenges persist for students with dyslexia

    Ensuring tools and resources are accessible for students across a spectrum of learning abilities remains a challenge in classroom procurement.

    By Lauren Barack • July 13, 2022
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    U of Cincinnati to offer online nature-based early learning degree

    The number of nature-based preschools has more than doubled in the past three years.  

    By K-12 Dive staff • July 13, 2022
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    Can teachers instruct on Roe v. Wade amid curriculum censorship laws?

    Following SCOTUS’ decision to overturn the landmark abortion decision, education experts weigh in on teachers’ ability to instruct on this moment.

    By July 8, 2022
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    College Board no longer disclosing AP test results by ethnicity, state

    Before last year, anyone could publicly view scores broken down by certain demographics. Not anymore.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • July 8, 2022
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    GAO: Accommodations pose challenges to testing companies, test-takers

    The pandemic made it more difficult to provide accommodations for higher ed admission tests, educational testing companies told the government agency.

    By July 6, 2022
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    Should districts require CTE credits for graduation?

    Offering career and technical education courses to everyone can broaden students' options in the future, superintendent says.

    By Lauren Barack • July 6, 2022
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    White House seeks to add 250K tutors, mentors to boost academic recovery

    Individuals, school systems, employers and others can sign up to support students through volunteer and work-study opportunities.

    By K-12 Dive staff • July 5, 2022
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    ISTE: Video report cards offer 'window' into students' minds

    Technology integrators encourage educators to consider video format, tech support and data privacy when converting to digital portfolios.

    By July 1, 2022
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    Self-directed lessons can help educators identify gifted learners

    Educators can identify gifted qualities at young ages when early reading, quickness in learning and other qualities may become apparent.

    By Lauren Barack • June 29, 2022
  • Teaching resilience aids students in navigating difficult times

    Social-emotional skills help learners share their feelings, build connections and develop the strength to find solutions to stressful situations.

    By Lauren Barack • June 29, 2022
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    Former Los Angeles superintendent champions initiative to restore arts to prominence

    A ballot initiative supported by Austin Beutner and several celebrities would bring between $800 milion and $1 billion for arts and music education.

    By Lauren Barack • June 22, 2022
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    How can middle school leaders ease the transition to high school?

    Transition action teams, specialized curricula and partnerships between schools can help smooth students’ entry to 9th grade.

    By Lauren Barack • June 22, 2022
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    3 ways to navigate book challenges in lesson planning

    Book bans can have a chilling effect in classrooms, but forethought and open dialogue can help educators navigate concerns.

    By Lauren Barack • June 15, 2022