Curriculum and instruction

The scores are the first measure of how students across the five boroughs have fared in reading and math since the coronavirus pandemic.
Training students to work together, especially under pressure, is at the core of how Billy Green teaches.
Texas classrooms’ lack of any deeper discussion about Islam spurred an eighth grader to action.
Jeffco, Adams 12, Colorado Springs 11, and Greeley-Evans are some of the districts receiving grants.
Laurie Cardoza-Moore’s term extension comes as the commission’s work expands.
Other parents say they trust librarians and teachers to determine what is appropriate for students
Mayor Eric Adams and his schools chief David Banks made no secret of their top priority for the new school year: improving how schools teach children how to read.
Staffers will be moved “to more effectively support schools in coordination with district superintendents,” the department says.
Students who are Black or from low-income families scored much lower than peers on third-grade test
Some balk over state guidance suggesting that they catalog their classroom collections
Students will learn the history of federally run Indian boarding schools that once tried to erase Indigenous culture
‘I’m ready to share our stories,’ says Melissa Collins, the state’s new chief education ambassador
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.
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.
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