Curriculum: Page 2


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    Organizations denounce politicization of family engagement in schools

    Political narratives pushing classroom censorship and exclusion under the guise of ‘parental rights’ misrepresent family engagement, the groups say.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Efforts underway to improve newcomer student services, Ed Department says

    A coalition had written to the department requesting more help with curricula, professional development and data to serve this population.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Curriculum

    As schools continue returning to in-person learning, administrators are confronting learning loss, content controversies and other challenges.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Classroom collaboration critical to strengthen instructional development

    By partnering with educators, curriculum designers can gain needed feedback and buy-in before making decisions on resources and tools.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 26, 2022
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    In cemeteries, lessons in history, ecology and more converge

    Educators can link these sites, as well as the local flora and fauna present, to history courses to make learning more relevant and hands-on.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 26, 2022
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    These 6 charts highlight COVID-19’s impact on NAEP scores

    Declines in math and reading from prepandemic levels were large and widespread on the exam commonly known as the Nation’s Report Card.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    NAEP scores for grades 4 and 8 skid to lows not seen in years

    Assessment, literacy and math experts say districts need to continue catching kids up and worry that the efforts they've seen so far are not enough.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    Colleges should use K-12 performance assessments for course placement, report says

    Recommendations from Complete College America include better integrating postsecondary and K-12 systems for these evaluations.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Oct. 21, 2022
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    How an Ohio district is cracking the code on cybersecurity training

    In Lakota Local Schools, a high school cybersecurity program gives students the opportunity to graduate into college programs and good-paying jobs.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 19, 2022
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    Gates Foundation’s new formula: $1.1B to boost math instruction

    The nonprofit also plans to focus an equity lens on addressing barriers to math success among Black and Latino students and those from low-income backgrounds.

    By Oct. 19, 2022
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    ‘Gag orders’ will hurt education, teacher group warns

    Curriculum should teach honest history and respect students’ ability to think, problem solve, and form opinions, say previous state teachers of the year.

    By Oct. 17, 2022
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    ACT reports lowest average composite score in decades after number of test takers plunged

    Just 1.35 million students who graduated from high school in 2022 took the entrance exam, compared to 2.1 million in the 2016 class.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Oct. 12, 2022
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    How a university-district collaboration created an AI curriculum in Florida

    The University of Florida and Orange County Public Schools developed a statewide curriculum on artificial intelligence for high school students.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Will civics assessment mandates raise the subject’s profile?

    In recent years, a number of states have required civics assessments in schools — sometimes for graduation.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 12, 2022
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    Despite digital transitions, handwriting maintains classroom benefits

    Proponents of handwriting say it can help bolster understanding, strengthen vocabulary and literacy, and build fine motor skills.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 5, 2022
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    How are districts embracing character education to counter bullying?

    Experts say weaving in character education promotes skills and behaviors that promote a climate discouraging bullying.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 5, 2022
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    OSEP: States can’t let special educators teach under emergency licenses

    The clarity on requirements was welcomed by advocates and professionals who promote the need for qualified educators for students with disabilities.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Elementary teachers more likely to say civics integrated in all subjects

    In a RAND Corp. survey, most teachers said “promoting students’ critical and independent thinking” is the most important aim of civic education.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    States, districts directing ESSER dollars toward literacy development

    Funding to strengthen students' reading skills is going to teacher trainings, materials, hiring and other initiatives.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    Solving math through conversation leads to better understanding

    Student-teacher conferences and ongoing peer discussions can help students process how problems are constructed as they work to solve them.

    By Lauren Barack • Sept. 28, 2022
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    Study: Students with disabilities in inclusive classes achieved at higher levels

    Indiana's 10th graders with disabilities who had more time in general ed classes scored higher on state tests than their peers in low-inclusion settings.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    Who gets to be brilliant?

    A nonprofit director writes more must be done to ensure schools recognize giftedness in Black and Hispanic students.

    By Autumn A. Arnett • Sept. 21, 2022
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    How can apprenticeships boost high school completion?

    Offering a chance to learn a trade may help students visualize their future, increase their earning potential and encourage them to finish their diploma.

    By Lauren Barack • Sept. 21, 2022
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    High schools aim to teach next generation of truck drivers

    A California high school added a program to give students behind-the-wheel experience. Now others are looking to follow suit.

    By Heather Larson • Sept. 21, 2022
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    How states are using ESSER funds to boost SEL and well-being in schools

    Most state set-asides are going toward learning recovery, but SEL activities are being elevated to help support academic success, CCSSO said.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    House Republicans open investigation into ARP spending on ‘leftist ideology’

    Republicans on two House committees asked for American Rescue Plan documents from California, New York, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey.

    By Sept. 16, 2022