Curriculum

Painting by Norman Rockwell

On Race in the Classroom, Republicans Risk Overreaching

Few parents may want woke curriculum, but how many want book banning instead?
Virginia's Terry McAuliffe made a politically costly blunder by saying "I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."

A Parents’ Education Bill of Rights Is a Fine Thing—Within Limits

Education is not exclusively the province of parents any more than it’s the monopoly of the state.

What Youngkin’s Virginia Win Means for Education

It was all about values, frustration, and parental empowerment. And that is potent, deeply personal stuff.
The Aztec Gods Tezcatlipoca, Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, as depicted in the Codex Telleriano Remensis.

A Human Sacrifice Too Far

Californians sue to stop Aztec prayer in public school ethnic-studies classrooms
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, center, and lawmakers gather Wednesday, March 10, 2021, for a news conference to announce that leaders of the state legislature and the governor have reached an agreement to reopen the state's K-12 public schools to full-time daily instruction in Raleigh.

Can Teaching Be Improved by Law?

At least twenty states have passed or are considering measures related to the science of reading.

Robots Are Teaching Language Skills, But Are They Any Good?

Robots may work well sometimes. Here's what we know about why, when, and for whom.
John White

Great Curriculum Is Important. But It’s Not Enough.

As long as teacher preparation programs, professional development organizations, school systems themselves, and state education agencies do little to help teachers master specific reading, math, and science curricula, we’re likely to see more studies showing minimal effects of curricula.

New ‘Knowledge Mapping’ Tool Evaluates English Language Arts Curricula

Tool allows education leaders to see the degree to which their curriculum builds critical background knowledge and aligns with their vision and priorities.

Great Curriculum Will Fuel, Not Hamper, Charter Autonomy and Innovation

In New Orleans, the focus is now on high-quality instructional materials.

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