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March 21, 2019

Tensions Over Teaching About the Middle East Resonate in Lawsuit

A Massachusetts lawsuit seeks to remove specific texts from a district's curriculum on the Middle East, and singles out individual teachers.

February 28, 2019

Science Curriculum Reviews Are Out, and Results Aren't Great

Of the six series reviewed for their quality and how well they aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, EdReports gave just one top marks.

February 13, 2019

Is Homework Valuable or Not? Try Looking at Quality Instead

Although homework does tend to align to standards, a lot of it is busywork, rather than work requiring students to synthesize, analyze, or use higher-order thinking skills.

February 01, 2019

Common Core Scrapped Under Florida Gov.'s Executive Order

The end of the standards raises a whole host of questions about what will replace them.

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.

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