Curriculum


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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From the Education Department’s new AI guidance to a call to curb chronic absenteeism, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By July 19, 2024
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    3 approaches to bring the Summer Olympics into STEM curriculum

    Ways to connect the Paris Olympics to science class this summer and early fall include analyzing swim caps, breakdancing and the art of mastering an ollie.

    By Lauren Barack • July 17, 2024
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    Curriculum: Reading and Math

    Nearly two years since NAEP scores showed significant declines in reading and math for 4th and 8th graders, educators continue to seek ways to help students rebound from pandemic learning loss.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Over 50% of Ohio’s lowest-performing districts must change curricula for science of reading

    A Fordham Institute analysis finds districts and charter schools using unaligned curricula received more state funds for new materials this year.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From an approved GOP-led House plan to cut Title I funding to more state cell phone restrictions in schools, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By July 12, 2024
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    Oregon invests in science of reading with Early Literacy Success Initiative

    The effort includes $90 million in grants awarded to more than 250 schools to adjust curriculum and support teacher training.

    By Lauren Barack • July 10, 2024
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    DC high school immerses students in rigorous, hands-on career education

    Rising 12th graders at Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School say they draw inspiration from their families' traditional professions.

    By July 3, 2024
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    ‘We have liftoff’: 3 ways upcoming lunar missions can engage students

    From media literacy to embracing curiosity and getting hands-on with STEM, the planned return to the moon offers several curricular opportunities.

    By Lauren Barack • July 3, 2024
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    Are young students getting enough academic support?

    Research from Curriculum Associates shows 1.3 million 2nd graders are behind in reading, and 1.7 million are behind in math.

    By July 3, 2024
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    The directive comes the same week the state’s Supreme Court blocked the nation’s first religious public charter school.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Giving students reading choices can expand learning, engagement

    Offering flexibility in what students read can allow them to find material they see themselves reflected in or even deepen their learning in other subjects.

    By Lauren Barack • June 26, 2024
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    How 4 Pittsburgh-area districts are upgrading career curriculum

    An initiative based on a California school system’s framework is helping K-8 students explore careers based on their interests.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Los Angeles County’s Skilled Trades Summers initiative engages nearly 400 teens

    Launched by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, the initiative pays students while they receive hands-on training in fields like solar panel installation.

    By Nish Amarnath • June 21, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From school-related lawsuits nearing the U.S. Supreme Court to data on chronic absenteeism rates, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By June 14, 2024
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    Are test scores enough to assess English learners’ progress?

    English learners’ strengths in spoken comprehension and conversation are among other factors that should be considered, says one expert.

    By Lauren Barack • June 12, 2024
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    How 2 tutoring companies are adapting to meet districts’ needs

    Leaders at Paper and Varsity Tutors explain why they implemented approaches like outcomes-based contracts and a free service model.

    By Updated June 14, 2024
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    Student-designed 7th grade climate curriculum aims to bring joy, rigor

    The lessons focused on land subsidence are being developed as part of a California law calling for the creation of a free and open climate curriculum.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Chronic absenteeism rates almost doubled during pandemic

    Some 30% of all students nationwide were chronically absent in 2021-22, per a 50-state data analysis by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Increasing equity for all students through career-connected education

    Keeping all students on the same path, without losing out on either traditional academic knowledge or career oriented training, is possible – and simple.

    June 10, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From research into ed tech’s impact on tutoring to a Senate bill seeking to create new K-12 guidance, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By June 7, 2024
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    Using ed tech in high-dosage tutoring could cut costs by a third

    Substituting some tutoring with ed tech can also reduce staffing needs by half without compromising tutoring’s impact on student learning, a study finds.

    By June 5, 2024
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    3 creative ways students can engage with history

    From local history to “un-essays,” educators can use a variety of approaches to help students examine the past from unique perspectives.

    By Lauren Barack • June 5, 2024
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    Businesses see value in high school internship programs

    However, employers report that they struggle to fund internships and design appropriate workloads, a report from American Student Assistance finds.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 5, 2024
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    Do state assessments need an overhaul?

    A FutureEd report suggests the tests serve incompatible roles of informing accountability versus informing instruction and measuring individual progress.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From playtime strategies to budget compromises, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By May 31, 2024
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    STAFFED UP

    Can paying college tutors help drive interest in teaching?

    Compensating college students to tutor in K-12 is expanding the pool — and potentially opening eyes to future careers.

    By May 30, 2024