Curriculum


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    Report: Colorado reading law update boosts quality of literacy curriculum

    A Fordham Institute analysis suggests changes led to the use of more state-approved literacy material and adjustments to teacher prep programs.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 19, 2022
  • 5 principals to watch in 2022

    These school leaders are rising to the occasion on inclusive and equitable education, strong and consistent communication, school culture and more.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
  • Trendline

    Social-Emotional Learning

    Our latest K-12 Dive Trendline takes a closer look at how educators are addressing social-emotional learning amid the mental and emotional health concerns of the pandemic.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Rigorous curriculum doesn't need to be overwhelming

    Educators can ease students back into a more intensive academic environment by linking learning to personal and real-world interests.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 12, 2022
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    Study: Analyzing historical data can promote problem solving in social studies

    Research based on a private high school's project-based class found students developed computational thinking during structured data analysis.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Jan. 12, 2022
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    Schools expand credit recovery to keep students on track for graduation

    Personalizing and growing credit recovery options are among popular nontraditional approaches districts have supported with relief funding.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    5 superintendents to watch in 2022

    These administrators' track records and outlooks toward top issues facing K-12 and the challenges ahead make them key players to keep an eye on.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    Opinion

    3 inclusive education myths busted

    A district assistive technology specialist writes that removing barriers for diverse students requires overcoming pervasive narratives in learning.

    By Jamie Maier • Jan. 6, 2022
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    3 ways district leaders are adapting pandemic learning experiences

    From new grading systems to an increased focus on flexibility, superintendents are shifting virtual learning tools and approaches for in-person use.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 5, 2022
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    Focusing on problem-solving in math improves understanding

    One expert suggests breaking topics into actionable steps to boost students' confidence amid pandemic setbacks.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Jan. 5, 2022
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    8 K-12 trends to watch in 2022

    Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing policy pingpong, curricular controversy and more are set to impact schools this year.

    By , , , Jan. 4, 2022
  • Lessons In Leadership: 6 key takeaways from a year of school leader conversations

    In case you missed any of this year's installments, we've highlighted some of the best insights on teacher retention, student engagement and more.

    By Jan. 3, 2022
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    3 strategies can help students strengthen self-motivation

    Providing student choice and opportunities for small "wins" along the way to a goal can be critical factors for engaging students in learning.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 22, 2021
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    Schools encouraged to help students have positive social media experiences

    Focus is growing on digital citizenship following social media-influenced threats of violence and acts of school destruction.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    As learning lags for second year, how long will it take to bounce back?

    Data suggests achievement gaps have widened by about a third as learning continues to slow for the lowest-performing students.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    What lessons can schools learn from national parks?

    Adopting audience-centered strategies used by park rangers during tours can help educators shift to student-centered learning models.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 15, 2021
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    K-12 to career pathways data can inform practices for current students

    Analyzing outcomes data of former students can improve future postsecondary transitions, but the data isn't always easy to find.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Helping students develop voice equips them with lifelong self-advocacy skills

    Educators can employ a variety of strategies to help learners express their needs and share ideas as early as kindergarten.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 8, 2021
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    How Disney's magic can inspire students in STEAM

    From the physics behind a roller coaster to the engineering in a light projection show, Disney parks offer a variety of STEAM lessons on- and offsite.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 8, 2021
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    Coding and barbering event aims to broaden Black student participation in computer science

    Students in South Carolina are learning a unique approach to barbering by coding hair designs in their barbershop class.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    Ed Dept announces communities of practice to accelerate learning, support kindergarteners

    The collaborations are designed to push proven practices forward to facilitate student achievement.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    Multiyear projects expand opportunities for deeper learning, soft skill development

    Managing the breadth and depth of a longer project can help students build skills that will benefit them in the workforce.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 1, 2021
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    Reading Reimagined attempts to take complexity out of literacy interventions

    The project aims to provide research-based curriculum and tools to help underserved students become successful readers.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Big-picture targets give students more control in deep learning

    Deep learning is considered crucial to preparing students for handling and connecting complex problems and ideas.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 24, 2021
  • Alleviating students' fear of asking for help can build growth mindset

    When students get that a lack of understanding is a step on the path to mastery and not the end of the road, they may embrace tougher academic challenges.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Nov. 24, 2021
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    Dive Awards

    The K-12 Dive Awards for 2021

    With community engagement, steadfast leadership and focus on students' social-emotional needs, these are the leaders shaping K-12 today.

    Nov. 22, 2021