Curriculum: Page 2


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    Academic progress rebounds — but more recovery needed

    State assessment data and multiple studies about testing performance show year-over-year progress that still falls below pre-pandemic results.

    By Aug. 24, 2022
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    Colorado district expands ‘equity of opportunity’ through remote classes

    St. Vrain Valley School District's AGILE program is in its first year and will allow high schoolers to take high-level courses virtually.

    By Aug. 19, 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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    Checklist aims to help teachers create reading oases in book deserts

    Developed by nonprofit First Book, the resource comes alongside a survey highlighting educators’ annual $346 out-of-pocket classroom book expenses.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Proposed curriculum censorship bills increased 250% in 2022

    PEN America found 137 bills were proposed in 2022 to restrict classroom discussions on race, gender and LGBTQ identities, which mostly targeted K-12.

    By Aug. 17, 2022
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    It’s never too early — or late — to identify gifted students

    Providing more opportunities to assess giftedness brings more equity into the process, but doing so is not without its complexities.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 17, 2022
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    Individualized math program shows promise for pandemic learning recovery

    The MAP Accelerator tool developed by Khan Academy and NWEA helped boost scores across all grades, races and poverty levels in grades 3-8.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    Support for universal pre-K jumps as public opinion of schools drops

    Just over half of Education Next survey respondents give their local schools an A or B, compared to 60% in 2019.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    Is universal screening the secret to a more successful school year? 3 steps to implementation.

    Learn more about the advantages and considerations that can support the smooth implementation of universal screenings.

    Aug. 15, 2022
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    Opinion

    How learning loss is framed shapes how it’s addressed

    An education nonprofit leader details three ways to approach and address pandemic-driven gaps in learning — and why the language used matters.

    By Ronald Chaluisán Batlle • Aug. 11, 2022
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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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    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