Curriculum


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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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    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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    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
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    Only 67% of 3rd graders performed at grade level in reading this spring

    A pair of Curriculum Associates reports find that while pandemic reading and math lags persist, some schools are pulling ahead.

    By Updated Sept. 15, 2022
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    Hold that thought: Why students need time to think and process during lessons

    Giving students time to absorb and process can help them digest and discover what they’re learning, as well as identify where they need additional help.

    By Lauren Barack • Sept. 14, 2022
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    $2M contract expands access to free training to support students with autism, ADHD

    Flexible thinking, emotion regulation and organization are skills emphasized in the Children’s Hospital Colorado Unstuck and On Target program.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    7 tips for schools to strengthen career and technical education programs

    In an ECMC Group survey released in May, 22% of teens said they were more likely to attend a CTE college, up 10 points from May 2020.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Sept. 13, 2022
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    Bilingual tweaks to assessments, classroom support key for English learner support

    Working more closely with families or offering bilingual tests can help educators round out their understanding of a dual language learner’s abilities.

    By Lauren Barack • Sept. 7, 2022
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    Curriculum a crucial component of school mental health strategies

    Weaving mental health topics into curricula can increase awareness and help destigmatize seeking help from school-based professionals.

    By Lauren Barack • Sept. 7, 2022
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    Mismatch in math course expectations for college admissions persists

    A study found 73% of high school counselors said not taking calculus limits students’ college options, but only 34% of admissions officers agreed.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Advocates seek more resources for newcomer students from Ed Dept

    Areas of need include curricular resources, professional development and common data definitions, a letter to the department said.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    7 charts highlighting the pandemic’s impact on 2022 NAEP scores

    The health crisis reversed progress and set 9-year-olds back two decades on performance levels across nearly every race and income level. 

    By Sept. 2, 2022
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    COVID-19 ‘shocked’ education with steepest declines in half-century

    For the first time in NAEP history, both the highest- and lowest-performing students saw performance decline, with the latter falling at a faster pace.

    By Sept. 1, 2022
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    5 ways to practice constructive dialogue in the classroom

    The nonprofit Constructive Dialogue Institute shared a new back-to-school playbook that helps teachers facilitate tough conversations.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    CTE can help alternative schools ensure post-graduation pathways

    A National Alternative Education Association board member says the goal should be to avoid having students reach graduation asking, “What now?”

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 31, 2022
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    Rising Leaders: 10 standout assistant principals and district leaders you should know in 2022-23

    These exceptional administrators make the grade on inclusive practices, curriculum innovation, data-driven decision-making and more.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Survey: Use of print-only materials in classrooms likely to dwindle

    As research continues into the benefits of print versus digital materials, educators expect their use of e-books to grow.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    Teens view drugs and alcohol as less risky, but use is down

    CDC surveys point to the importance of school-based substance use prevention programs in helping reduce abuse.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    Calkins’ revised literacy curricula in limbo amid state law concerns

    Debate over discussion of race and gender in classrooms is delaying the new resources, which notably feature a deeper embrace of phonics.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 24, 2022
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    Educational media can expand young readers’ access to informational text

    Access to informational text is critical for learning, but a new study shows children have less exposure compared to other forms of text.

    By Aug. 24, 2022