Curriculum


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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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    Equity in Education

    From early learning to high school, the pandemic impacted equity at all levels of K-12, from persistent and widening achievement gaps to uneven access to school meals.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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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
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    Report: Pandemic pods designed by leaders of color offer lessons for traditional schools

    Racially and linguistically affirming curriculum and mindful discipline practices led to positive experiences. 

    By June 15, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: The benefits and limits of the historic investment

    We’ve gathered all three parts of our series examining the goals stakeholders have for federal relief funds in one place for your convenience.

    June 14, 2022
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    Curricular Counsel: Boosting student agency with less 'hovering'

    An instructional specialist from Maryland details how educators can engage students with more voice and choice across curricula.

    By June 8, 2022
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    Monologues can help students build presence, confidence

    Learning to write and perform one-character plays can hone skills including storytelling, essay writing and public speaking.

    By Lauren Barack • June 8, 2022
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    States use ESSER funding to fulfill teachers' requests for materials

    Six states partnered with the crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose to use federal pandemic funding for individual teacher classroom projects.

    By June 7, 2022
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    We need to stop teaching high school subjects separately

    A teacher writes that schedules and grading systems must be rethought to give students freedom to engage in projects that meld subject areas.

    By Alyssa McKee • June 6, 2022
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    Making SEL work for high school students

    Making meaningful, engaging SEL content for high schoolers is hard. Over the years, we’ve learned some critical lessons to share here.

    By Patrick Cook-Deegan • June 6, 2022
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    Why text diversity matters

    A literacy director with NWEA shares how her experiences with 'The Baby-Sitters Club' highlight the importance of diverse literature.

    By Miah Daughtery • June 1, 2022
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    Metacognitive skills help develop student voice

    Knowledge, experience and processes are among areas of focus educators can tap to encourage and support students to develop agency in learning.

    By Lauren Barack • June 1, 2022
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    Schools seek to strengthen work-based learning opportunities

    A new report details how these programs have positive impacts on student employment and earnings, academic outcomes and more.

    By June 1, 2022
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    5 best practices for better classroom assessments

    Here's what you need to know about how this innovative tool can improve your classroom assessment strategy.

    May 31, 2022
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    Gates Foundation pushes to scale dual enrollment and early college

    A dozen $175,000 grants are intended to help make low- or no-cost associate degrees available to students within a year of high school graduation.

    By Rick Seltzer • May 31, 2022
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    Experts advocate for early dyslexia screening, intervention

    Invention approaches for students can include phonics, college-age peer mentoring programs, resources from dyslexia support organizations and more.

    By Lauren Barack • May 25, 2022
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    Students lag on media literacy — but the gap isn't unbridgeable

    Research suggests high school students who receive just six 50-minute lessons in digital literacy are twice as likely to identify questionable websites.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Put your own oxygen mask on first: How school mental health professionals can banish burnout

    4 key ways school counselors and psychologists can cope with the current feelings of overwhelm in the face of these significantly increased workloads.

    May 23, 2022
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    Lawmakers and witnesses discuss race, gender in classrooms

    Where some in a Thursday congressional hearing saw curriculum limits as censorship and intimidation, others said divisive topics distract from instruction.

    By May 20, 2022
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    4 key factors to support district-wide math achievement

    A retired superintendent writes that making math achievement a "non-negotiable" is critical to improving outcomes.

    By Amy Hodgson • May 19, 2022
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    Lessons In Leadership: Dallas superintendent reflects on wins, challenges ahead of second retirement

    Michael Hinojosa shared how he's navigated sometimes tense relationships with lawmakers, the importance of succession planning and more.

    By May 19, 2022
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    High school students' interest in humanities outpaces other subjects

    Despite declining postsecondary interest, engagement is growing in K-12, according to analysis by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    By May 18, 2022
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    School librarians can fortify curricula across subject areas

    Librarians serve as a rich resource in lesson planning and curriculum design, bringing more than book suggestions and reading hours into classrooms.

    By Lauren Barack • May 18, 2022