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June 29, 2018

Should States Collect More Information on the Curricula Districts Use?

States don't routinely collect information on districts' materials purchases. If they plan to use curriculum as a lever to improve student learning, they should, a new brief argues.

April 19, 2018

Text for Black History Course Should Begin With Pre-Slavery Era, Critics Argue

High schools in Bridgeport, Conn., will offer a new course in African-American history in the fall, but not everyone agrees on which text to use.

April 16, 2018

STEM Lessons for Kindergarteners Earn Girl Scout Top Honor

A senior at Paradise High School in northern California earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement given to a Girl Scout, for creating 12 STEM lessons for kindergarteners.

April 13, 2018

By Any Other Name, Mexican-American Studies Class Finally Gets Texas Approval

Texas has finally approved course guidelines for a Mexican-American studies class. But the state's rechristening of the course title has drawn criticism.

March 28, 2018

Digital Dissection May Be Heading to an Anatomy Class Near You

Students at a New Jersey high school can virtually dissect the human body, thanks to the purchase of cutting edge technology typically available only to medical students. But are digital dissections the best way to teach biology and anatomy?

March 15, 2018

Nonprofit Will Issue 'Digital Badges' for Science Units That Align With Standards

Achieve will offer the badge to science units it deems well aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

March 01, 2018

Teachers Are Bringing 'Black Panther' to the Classroom

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" is now a big hit in classrooms.

February 14, 2018

Eight Years Late, Detroit Discovers Its Curriculum Is Misaligned

An audit reveals the district is years behind in matching textbooks to its state reading and math standards.

January 10, 2018

Bible-Literacy Classes Go Beyond Letter of the Law, Argues Kentucky ACLU

Some Kentucky public schools are offering Bible-literacy classes with assignments that are in violation of the U.S. Constitution, alleges the American Civil Liberties Union.

January 09, 2018

What Are the Top Grammar and Writing Errors of 2017?

Mixing up lay and lie was the top usage error of 2017, according to a recent report by NoRedInk, a website that aims to help students bone up on grammar and writing skills.

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