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November 09, 2018

California Approved Nearly 30 Science Textbooks. But Are They Truly Aligned to Standards?

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?

October 04, 2018

How Can Students Learn to Distinguish Misinformation From Real News?

In a new free instructional game designed to build media literacy in students, young people pretend they are managing a news site and how to tell fake news from real news.

August 14, 2018

Choose an Aligned Math Curriculum, Get Better Common-Core Teaching?

An aligned textbook appears to help teachers engage students in certain math practices, a report concludes.

August 02, 2018

Facebook Pushes Digital Literacy With New Lesson Library for Teachers

Digital literacy experts question why the materials don't touch on issues Facebook is uniquely positioned to speak to—like the use of algorithms and the implications of targeted advertising.

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.

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