Curriculum


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    Don’t wait until next February to improve the educational experiences of Black students

    A Yale University professor writes that Black students should see themselves reflected in curriculum and instruction beyond Black History Month.

    By Christina Cipriano • Feb. 29, 2024
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    How one school scaled up science of reading professional development

    A New Mexico school supported teacher training, switched its reading and writing curricula, and altered its schedule to boost reading proficiency.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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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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    3 ways schools are taking classes outside to expand mindfulness

    Giving students time outside, whether on a school trip or with a container garden to tend, can develop mindset skills that last a lifetime.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 28, 2024
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    How do equitable grading practices affect expectations?

    A Thomas B. Fordham Institute report examines how homework bans and penalty prohibitions for late work and cheating impact student accountability.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Black History Month teaching strategies change amid curriculum restrictions

    The vagueness of state restrictions may prompt teachers to back away from key topics, necessitating clear guidance and support from district leaders, experts say.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Most Black teens want to learn about slavery’s ongoing impact, survey says

    Amid debates over how social and political issues should be addressed in curriculum, a Pew report explores what students want to learn about.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From a lawsuit challenging a state’s curriculum censorship law to a study on a four-day school week’s impacts, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    State ed leaders detail successes and struggles of expanding science of reading

    As leaders shared lessons they’ve learned, CCSSO released a state-by-state analysis of science of reading legislation and implementation efforts.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    How can conflict resolution be embedded in classrooms?

    Teachers can model these skills in their own actions to equip students with strategies to work through disputes, says CASEL’s Claire Schu.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 21, 2024
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    Parental rights bills could have chilling effect on science education

    Provisions around the teaching of “controversial subjects” could factor heavily in whether those topics are broached at all, says one expert.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 21, 2024
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    How HBCUs are building a stronger Black teacher pipeline

    As HBCUs produce 50% of all Black educators nationwide, a UNCF report illustrates best practices for recruitment efforts.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Nearly two-thirds of teachers steer clear of charged topics

    RAND study finds curriculum restrictions are having an effect even on educators in states without limits on instruction.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Portfolios can broaden student learning

    These types of projects can highlight students’ depth of understanding and skills, says Learning Policy Institute CEO Linda Darling-Hammond.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 14, 2024
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    Deepfakes heighten the need for media literacy in the age of AI

    Fears of the tech being used to create fake nude images of students or to stir up public misinformation are already a reality. What can schools do now?

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    4 strategies to spark engagement in summer programs

    Partnerships with local nonprofits and other organizations are growing as school systems seek new and creative approaches to summer enrichment.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Feb. 14, 2024
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    While students display aptitude for in-demand jobs, their interest is low, study says

    Programs that showcase opportunities in healthcare, manufacturing, technology and finance could help pique student interest.

    By Carolyn Crist • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Tennessee proposal would require schools to craft own AI policies

    If the legislation is adopted, schools and colleges would need to develop artificial intelligence use policies for the 2024-25 school year by July 1.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    The future is artificial intelligence. Are students ready?

    We asked experts how educators can prepare students for a world where AI won't just help with their work, but will serve as their partner.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 7, 2024
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    Teaching self-assessment can support executive functioning skills

    Helping students understand how to determine what they need in order to learn a new skill or task can also boost confidence.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 7, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From new FBI data on hate crimes in schools to a likely Supreme Court case with direct K-12 implications, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    The K-12 outlook for 2024: Funds are waning, challenges aren’t

    We've gathered our trends to watch, leaders to follow and more in one place to help you stay ahead of the game.

    By K-12 Dive staff • Jan. 31, 2024
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    Want to make math more fun? Consider asking ChatGPT

    Having artificial intelligence assist in crafting prompts using students’ personal interests can help create more engaging math lessons.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 31, 2024
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    Cardona encourages CTE expansion during DC school visit

    The education secretary toured a new districtwide high school program that offers nursing and cybersecurity courses and work experiences.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Young students still lag on school readiness post-pandemic

    Some recent math and reading assessment data for grades K-2 show "no sign of recovery," according to Curriculum Associates.

    By Jan. 26, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From the Ed Department’s new national ed tech plan to a bipartisan Florida bill aiming to curb book challenges, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By Jan. 26, 2024