Curriculum


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    Los Angeles County’s Skilled Trades Summers initiative engages nearly 400 teens

    Launched by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, the initiative pays students while they receive hands-on training in fields like solar panel installation.

    By Nish Amarnath • June 21, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From school-related lawsuits nearing the U.S. Supreme Court to data on chronic absenteeism rates, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By June 14, 2024
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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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    Are test scores enough to assess English learners’ progress?

    English learners’ strengths in spoken comprehension and conversation are among other factors that should be considered, says one expert.

    By Lauren Barack • June 12, 2024
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    Student-designed 7th grade climate curriculum aims to bring joy, rigor

    The lessons focused on land subsidence are being developed as part of a California law calling for the creation of a free and open climate curriculum.

    By June 12, 2024
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    How 2 tutoring companies are adapting to meet districts’ needs

    Leaders at Paper and Varsity Tutors explain why they implemented approaches like outcomes-based contracts and a free service model.

    By Updated June 14, 2024
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    Chronic absenteeism rates almost doubled during pandemic

    Some 30% of all students nationwide were chronically absent in 2021-22, per a 50-state data analysis by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Increasing equity for all students through career-connected education

    Keeping all students on the same path, without losing out on either traditional academic knowledge or career oriented training, is possible – and simple.

    June 10, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From research into ed tech’s impact on tutoring to a Senate bill seeking to create new K-12 guidance, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By June 7, 2024
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    Using ed tech in high-dosage tutoring could cut costs by a third

    Substituting some tutoring with ed tech can also reduce staffing needs by half without compromising tutoring’s impact on student learning, a study finds.

    By June 5, 2024
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    3 creative ways students can engage with history

    From local history to “un-essays,” educators can use a variety of approaches to help students examine the past from unique perspectives.

    By Lauren Barack • June 5, 2024
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    Businesses see value in high school internship programs

    However, employers report that they struggle to fund internships and design appropriate workloads, a report from American Student Assistance finds.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 5, 2024
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From playtime strategies to budget compromises, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By May 31, 2024
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    Do state assessments need an overhaul?

    A FutureEd report suggests the tests serve incompatible roles of informing accountability versus informing instruction and measuring individual progress.

    By May 31, 2024
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    STAFFED UP

    Can paying college tutors help drive interest in teaching?

    Compensating college students to tutor in K-12 is expanding the pool — and potentially opening eyes to future careers.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Opinion

    For students catching up post-pandemic, reading and math are not up for debate

    The CEO of Teach For America writes that it’s time to double down on the basics.

    By Elisa Villanueva Beard • May 29, 2024
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    How poetry can engage students in literacy learning

    Poetry can fulfill all the primary requirements under the “science of reading” while building students’ confidence through recitation, says one expert.

    By Lauren Barack • May 29, 2024
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    Students need content-rich curricula to improve reading comprehension skills

    Gaining knowledge in multiple subjects and topics is essential for students to better understand what they are reading, a Fordham Institute report says.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Black and Latino access to certain STEM courses still inequitable

    Black, American Indian and Alaska Native students are least likely to attend a high school with a full range of math, science and computer science courses.

    By May 22, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From cybersecurity proposals to progress on school integration, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By May 17, 2024
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    Building mindfulness skills into curricula can help keep students focused

    Deep breathing techniques and adding transition times between classes are among strategies students can use to ease anxieties, one expert says.

    By Lauren Barack • May 15, 2024
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    Summer programming cuts expected despite need for expansion

    Summer programs already offer less academic instruction than recommended, and the end of COVID-19 aid could impact that further.

    By May 15, 2024
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    How can schools measure tutoring programs’ return on investment?

    Accelerate research offers a new approach for comparing efficiency and cost-effectiveness of tutoring programs.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Rapid guessing on tests increases after lunch, study finds

    Grade 2-8 students showed increased disengagement when taking low-stakes tests between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., but performance levels didn't fluctuate much.

    By May 13, 2024
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    Debate and argument can strengthen science learning

    All ideas in science require supporting arguments and evidence, says a Stanford science education professor.

    By Lauren Barack • May 8, 2024
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    When are students ready for Algebra I?

    NWEA recommends schools use assessment outcomes data and guidance for staff to help determine benchmarks for course readiness.

    By May 8, 2024