Curriculum


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    How 4 districts are infusing equitable practices into accelerated learning

    A district guide from The Education Trust focuses on five key areas for advancing equity and rigor in the use of American Rescue Plan funds.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Unbiased cryptocurrency lessons can help students better navigate finance

    Schools adding cryptocurrency to financial literacy curriculum can link lessons to social studies, technology and other subjects.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 23, 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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    Common App expands program that offers automatic college admission

    Fourteen colleges are now participating in the pilot, which comes as direct admissions grows in popularity.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Nov. 21, 2022
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    The K-12 Dive Awards for 2022

    These leaders are shaping the nation’s schools with commitments to high expectations, strong relationships and robust career exploration models.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Green economy raises relevance of climate change curricula

    Experts say comprehensive standards are needed so students can think of ways to build a future for themselves and collaborate on global issues.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 16, 2022
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    Star-Spangled Bans: Anti-CRT policies lead schools to downplay race, history

    “Divisive concepts” regulations are dividing entire communities, with people and children of color caught in the middle.

    By , , Nov. 16, 2022
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    Studies show wider variation in student performance than before pandemic

    Differences in test results between high- and low-achieving students suggest teachers are likely supporting a wider range of academic needs.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Standards-aligned curricula gain more traction in 2021-22

    Teachers spend considerable time, effort and some of their own money acquiring, learning and using new materials, a RAND Corp. study found.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    The core problem at the root of math phobia? Fear of failure

    Concern over making the wrong decisions is hindering progress in school and extending to life beyond the classroom, a veteran math educator writes. 

    By Eileen Slaton • Nov. 9, 2022
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    Teaching constructive feedback helps set students up for life beyond school

    Supportive classroom cultures where students feel respected and teachers model this feedback approach can help further instill its value.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 9, 2022
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    Youngest students show achievement declines post-pandemic

    NWEA MAP Growth assessment in 2021-22 shows lower performance compared to 2018-19 results.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    By The Numbers: The post-COVID growth of tutoring

    A report by Tutor.com shows demand for help peaks on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Amid NAEP declines, how can educators address student math anxiety?

    A cognitive scientist suggests conquering fear of the subject is a crucial starting point to recovering learning losses.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Mastery-based learning holds potential, but educators must be mindful of pitfalls

    Successful implementation of the model requires rethinking assessment, classroom dynamics, progress measurement and professional development.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 2, 2022
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    Students with disabilities continue to lag behind peers on NAEP

    Special education advocates say this is an opportune time to increase personalized instruction and professional development.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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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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    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