Curriculum

Meta-Analysis Confirms Effectiveness of an Old School Approach: Direct Instruction

Shouldn’t half a century and hundreds of studies be enough to earn Direct Instruction a little respect if education is so evidence-based?

Can Hot Wheels Change the Way We Teach STEM?

Researchers developed a hands-on curriculum and professional development lessons teaching basic physics using the popular toys, then conducted a randomized controlled trial.

Top Charter Networks Turning Attention to Curriculum

Rather than viewing curricular uniformity as a straightjacket, KIPP decided to build a coherent curriculum as a resource for its teachers.

Straight Up Conversation: 2017 National History Teacher of the Year Sara Ziemnik

A chat with Sara Ziemnik about teaching history and how to nurture open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.

In the News: ‘Open’ Curricula Offerings Expand to Social Studies

The Core Knowledge Foundation has released a free online social studies curriculum for grades 3 to 5.

What We Know About Career and Technical Education in High School

States have been very active in passing laws about CTE. They now need to step up and support research that can help ensure these new initiatives are successful.

The Play’s the Thing

What do students learn from field trips to see live theater? As it turns out, quite a lot.

A Vision for the Future of K-3 Reading Policy – Personalized and Mastery-Based

We need more nimble systems that can accommodate flexible and timely progression decisions based on clear learning objectives, transparent definitions of proficiency and a strong embedded formative assessment system.

Choosing a Curriculum: A Critical Act

The content that teachers deliver in the classroom matters just as much as how effectively they deliver it.

David Brooks and the Language of Privilege

It is within our power as educators and policymakers to help all children acquire the language of privilege so they will not be excluded.

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