Curriculum and instruction
Up to $60 million is for the state Department of Education to increase the number of instructional coaches who specialize in phonics-based literacy in elementary schools.
“I’m feeling more confident that this year will be a little bit more normal.” Quarantines are gone, and a new year is beginning.
Programs fast-track training, but some worry that they risk shortchanging students
Eric Adams is making literacy a priority. Chalkbeat convened a panel, including educators and other experts, to find out what it will take to change the system.
Teacher Evin Jarrett says a summer program in which students get hands-on lessons about construction is their capstone.
“Young learners are perfectly primed to think about issues of injustice,” Kimi Waite says.
Two parents and two teachers seek to invalidate the city budget, claiming that city officials failed to follow proper protocols before voting.
High housing costs and falling birth rates are driving down school enrollment in Denver’s historically Latino neighborhoods, making it harder to fill some bilingual classrooms.
Los altos costos de vivienda y la reducción en tasas de natalidad están reduciendo la matrícula escolar en las comunidades históricamente latinas de Denver, y esto hace más difícil llenar algunos salones bilingües.
The full reach of the new laws won’t be known until fall. Already, many LGBTQ students feel under siege.
Last year, I was lost. A different kind of curriculum helped me get back on track.
Chalkbeat created a lookup tool examining changes to Fair Student Funding, a major source of funding for schools.
The city’s new virtual high school program could serve 200 ninth graders this coming school year.
But like most things within the nation’s largest school district, what happens across New York City’s 1,600 schools often varies school to school and even classroom to classroom.
Dismissing Jan. 6 probe, Tennessee governor says students should be taught attack was about ‘lawlessness’
Meanwhile, one education leader warns against sweeping history under the rug
Law has the backing of business groups, but critics worry about tradeoffs
Getting real-world experience: High schoolers design a ‘life skills’ lab for students with disabilities
Students at the School of Design and Construction are partnering with IKEA to build a life skills learning lab for students with disabilities.
Switch to Black History 365 program is part of a broader reexamination of social studies materials
Mr. Diaz made it a point to have philosophical, meaningful class discussions.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
Eric Adams’ literacy overhaul slashes number of NYC reading coaches while expanding to higher grade levels
Department officials plan to hire 200 coaches for grades K-5, down from roughly 500 coaches focusing on grades K-2 in prior years
Sticking around: Most big districts will offer virtual learning this fall, a sign of pandemic’s effect
At least half of the nation’s 20 largest school districts will offer more full-time virtual schooling this fall than they did before the pandemic.
Giving high school students an early look at what it would be like to be at the front of the room — ‘warts and all’
Critics worry about technical education crowding out cultural studies
Education advocates say the proposed middle school civics standards need more specificity, especially in regards to the history of Black Americans and other people of color.
A guide to the curriculum that Newark teachers created
NYC education officials plan to expand transfer high schools to serve those students, using a Bronx school as one model.
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