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November 06, 2018

Midterm Elections in the Classroom: Local Issues and Longstanding Themes

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.

November 05, 2018

Teaching the Midterm Elections: Voter Turnout and Its Implications

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.

November 01, 2018

The Midterm Elections in the Classroom: Why They Matter, and How Teachers Are Preparing

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.

August 28, 2018

With $92 Million in Grants, Gates Foundation Launches Newest Strategy to Improve K-12 Schools

The strategy focuses on supporting networks of schools working to boost high school graduation and college enrollment among middle and high school students.

July 24, 2018

More Youths Register to Vote, Especially in Swing States

Swing states are experiencing a surge in youth voter registration following the wave of student activism triggered by the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., an analysis of voter-registration data finds.

June 13, 2018

Students Like Math and Science More, and Reading Less, Than They Used To

Students like math and science more than they did nearly a decade ago, but they like reading less, especially in elementary school.

March 30, 2018

Amazon High School? The Idea Showed Up In Albany's Bid for Retailer's HQ

The provocative idea in the city's bid is not fleshed out, but it comes as more districts and educators struggle to articulate the appropriate role of businesses in K-12 education.

January 04, 2018

Foreign-Language Courses Plummet in Oklahoma. What About Other States?

A third of Oklahoma high schools no longer offer even one foreign language; rural schools are hardest hit. A lack of data makes it hard to know whether other states have similar patterns.

December 27, 2017

Chemistry Absent From 3 in 5 Secondary Schools, Analysis Finds

Many schools don't offer a standalone chemistry class, and even in those that do, black and Hispanic students are less likely to take it.

December 21, 2017

Teaching Financial Literacy: Does Your State Make the Grade?

Twenty-six states scored in the C through F range in a new report on financial literacy in high schools.

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