Ed Week - Curriculum

Syndicate content
Follow news on the common core, literacy, math, STEM, social studies, the arts, and other curriculum and instruction topics with two classroom teachers turned Education Week reporters, Liana Heitin and Jaclyn Zubrzycki.
Updated: 48 weeks 6 days ago

The Melania Trump Plagiarism Charge: A Teachable Moment?

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 4:55pm
A scenario familiar to many classroom teachers is playing out on a much bigger scale at the Republican National Convention.
Categories: Ed Week

Study: Give Weak Teachers Good Lesson Plans, Not Professional Development

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 1:23pm
A recent study found that giving middle school math teachers access to inquiry-based lesson plans and online support significantly improved student achievement—and benefited weaker teachers the most.
Categories: Ed Week

U.S. Wins International Math Olympiad for Second Year in a Row

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 5:22pm
After a 21 year drought, the United States has now won the prestigious international high school math competition for two years running.
Categories: Ed Week

California Becomes First State With LGBTQ History Guidelines

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:00pm
California is taking steps to implement a 2011 law that required the teaching of LGBTQ history.
Categories: Ed Week

Larry Bock, Founder of USA Science and Engineering Festival, Dies at 56

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:22am
The biotech entrepreneur who founded the USA Science and Engineering Festival, a celebration of STEM learning held in Washington since 2010, has died of pancreatic cancer.
Categories: Ed Week

Code.org Gets Facebook Boost for Diversity Efforts

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:19pm
The social media giant is giving the nonprofit Code.org $15 million over five years to focus on increasing diversity in computer science.
Categories: Ed Week

Study: Music Education Aids Cognitive Development

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:25pm
After two years of musical training, children's music skills and auditory pathways were more developed than those of their peers, said USC researchers.
Categories: Ed Week

Tips for Talking About Police Violence, Race, and Racism in the Classroom

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:24pm
How can teachers address two recent high-profile police shootings and the death of five Dallas police officers in the classroom? Here are some resources.
Categories: Ed Week

Elie Wiesel's Memory Lives On in English Classrooms Through 'Night'

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 5:59pm
Wiesel, who died at age 87, wrote dozens of books, the first and perhaps most influential of which was Night, a Holocaust memoir that's taught in middle and high school classrooms around the world.
Categories: Ed Week

Should Teachers Still Be Using 'Just Right' Books?

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:55am
Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan says the idea that students should mainly read texts at their "instructional level" simply isn't backed by research.
Categories: Ed Week

Next Generation Science Standards: What Do Lessons Look Like?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 2:30pm
Lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards are focused on application and making connections across topics. They're also hard to come by, for now.
Categories: Ed Week

Critic Claims AP European History Course Downplays Freedom, Faith

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:24pm
After an Advanced Placement European History curriculum revision, one critic suggests the new program doesn't focus enough on the United Kingdom.
Categories: Ed Week