November 2018 Archives

A new federal lawsuit asserts that the failure of public schools to prioritize civics education is depriving students of many of their constitutional rights.

Thanksgiving is often seen as a quintessential feel-good holiday, but many argue the way its taught in schools perpetuates a myth and dishonors Native Americans.

There's a dearth of research on teacher-coaching models in math. So two researchers developed one, and tested it.

A review of more than 6,800 schoolwork assignments finds that only a fraction were relevant for students or offered them some say in how the work was done or what they studied. And that could be a problem.

A modification to the Nation's Report Card achievement level descriptions of "basic," "proficient," and "advanced" performance is the latest in a nearly 30-year battle over where to set the bar for student performance.

Florida unions have released a collection of voter-related materials, but curriculum addressing election recounts appears to be short supply.

California, one of the first states to adopt curricula aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, greenlighted 29 of the 34 materials it reviewed. What do districts do next to narrow the field?

A Maryland educator has her students look at local elections through the lens of a local controversy—the opioid epidemic—and a national one, the debate over voter suppression.

In the second of a three-part series, a Syracuse teacher has students look at voter turnout data and create local voting guides for their communities.

In the kickoff of a blog series leading up to the midterm elections, Curriculum Matters explore how one teacher approached the topic of ballot initiatives.


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