Curriculum and instruction

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%.
Gov. Phil Murphy and Newark leaders announced 26 schools in New Jersey will teach AP African American Studies next year.
Lucy Calkins wrote a popular reading curriculum used in hundreds of NYC elementary schools that encourages independent reading. But the model has come under fire from schools chancellor David Banks.
Michele Phillips, a Memphis-based leader of the group, says ‘we’re sticking to our script’ on emphasizing lessons of history, but Tennessee law has had a ‘chilling effect’
New York City officials are launching a new effort to curb discrimination against the city’s oldest residents — by educating some of its youngest.
When the College Board released a final curriculum framework for AP African American Studies that removed much of the criticized content, some teachers feared the organization had caved to complaints.
Tutoring and preschool, not holding kids back, will help address Michigan’s literacy struggles, state superintendent tells lawmakers.
CUNY reached a major milestone in the fall, when the city’s university system phased out the last of its non-credit-bearing remedial classes at its community colleges.
Some districts have also moved to ban the artificial intelligence-powered program, while others are still evaluating its merits and risks.
If we let fear guide our thinking, we ignore the possibilities offered by AI.Ben Talsma writes.
The move from the nation’s largest school system could have ripple effects as districts and schools across the country grapple with how to respond to the arrival of the new technology.
The experience made clear what Eric Gaestel needed from my next school — namely, a mentor.
The judge’s ruling only applies to the Rochester school district case, but some worry it could be used more broadly to shield the public from records produced by lower-level government employees.
Only about 46% of the roughly 200 students enrolled in East River were attending daily as of November, officials said.
Some discover too late that their school work didn’t count toward a diploma
CUNY launched a high-dosage tutoring program that pairs hundreds of aspiring educators with first and second graders who are struggling to read.
Advocates and others say the city’s “Read by 4th” campaign and other efforts have built a strong foundation.
Local and national reading advocates speak about the need to help students read by using evidence-based reading strategies to get students on track early.
If you value Chalkbeat, consider making a donation
Chalkbeat is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing the information families and educators need, but this kind of work isn’t possible without your help.