Curriculum and instruction

Nearly half of NYC’s school districts are mandating their elementary schools use a single reading program come September.
Board members approved millions in spending on technology, summer programming, and curriculum. They also denied a charter school application.
Indiana has joined several other states in passing laws that require schools to use curriculum materials that stress phonics when teaching students to read. The state is putting over $100 million behind the effort.
With just a month until the school year ends, families are scrambling to find alternate summer programs for their children.
Illinois legislators passed a bill on Friday that will require the State Board of Education to create a literacy plan for public schools to ensure that schools are teaching evidence-based reading.
Pioneer of school desegregation says resolving racial differences requires telling the truth about history — ‘good, bad, or ugly.’
In the next two years, all NYC elementary schools will be required to overhaul literacy instruction.
Minnequa Elementary School’s progress comes as many schools are trying to reverse pandemic-era drops in math achievement.
DPSCD students would need teacher permission to use tools such as ChatGPT for class assignments under revised policy
One bill moving quickly in Illinois’ general assembly would require state education officials to develop a statewide literacy plan aimed at improving reading instruction.
The SUNY school on Long Island will lead a partnership of academic institutions, nonprofits, and community groups to come up with climate solutions.
Rebecka Peterson knows math can be intimidating. Here’s how the award-winning teacher opens up and helps students feel like “math people.”
“I do see them as like an artery of the school,” Josie Silver said of libraries.
The new school, known as South Bronx Literacy Academy, is the culmination of years of advocacy from a handful of parent advocates.
It’s not about making white children ‘feel bad.’ It’s about teaching them how to build a better future.
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The district has fielded concerns about Skyline’s online platform and profusion of materials.
Education department officials are planning to rein in the city’s free-wheeling approach to curriculum. Whether they follow through is an open question.
Concerns about reading test scores are driving grants, legislation, and other efforts to improve classroom instruction.
There might be more attention on this year’s state tests, following the spotlight on last year’s dip in national test scores.
As virtual tutoring struggles to reach students nationwide, education officials in the state said Paper had failed to get enough students help.
Cheriece White, an art and technology teacher at Metropolitan Soundview High School, shows her students how to create brands for the companies they dream up. White was a grand prize winner of the FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence.
Who better to demystify this often-feared subject than someone who knows what math anxiety feels like?
Chalkbeat Chicago spoke to three Illinois teachers about how they are teaching Black history to their students.
The seismic shift that made devices more accessible to students than ever before has now pushed some teachers to fold technology more often into their lesson plans.
Board’s academic committee considers ways to ease impact of reading law, including offering retests and eliminating time limits.
Less than 10% of students received any tutoring this fall in several large districts, according to an AP/Chalkbeat survey. In others, it was less than 1%.
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