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November 21, 2019

Without Rules, Credit Recovery Is Just an 'Easy Ticket to Graduation,' Report Says

Too many districts that use a lot of credit recovery to enable students to finish high school don't have sufficient policy safeguards to ensure that those catch-up courses are high quality, according to a new report.

November 13, 2019

Should High Schools Rethink How They Sequence Math Courses?

Most students don't aspire to careers that will require calculus, so high schools must create sequences of math courses that reflect the wide variety of young people's occupational goals, a math advocacy group argues in a new report.

November 13, 2019

In EdReports' First Review of Early-Reading Programs, No Materials Make the Grade

EdReports, the nonprofit curriculum reviewer, released its first reviews of foundational reading and writing skills programs—and all five of the materials assessed failed to reach the evaluator's highest standard.

November 12, 2019

Schools Should Follow the 'Science of Reading,' Say National Education Groups

In the wake of falling reading scores on the test known as the Nation's Report Card, 12 major education groups are calling on schools to adopt evidence-based reading instruction.

November 05, 2019

A 'Roadmap' for Teaching Civics and History Is Coming. Will It Restart an Old Curriculum War?

Funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities will finance an effort to strengthen content and teaching in the subjects. But the project will need to sidestep the issues that sank a 1994 effort.

October 31, 2019

Math Curriculum Company Drops Defamation Suit Against N.C. Parent

Mathematics Vision Project has dismissed the lawsuit after the surprising move the company made this summer to take legal action against one of its most vocal parent critics.

October 30, 2019

Curriculum Reviewer EdReports Will Start Evaluating Phonics Programs

EdReports, the nonprofit curriculum reviewer, is shining a spotlight on early reading—the group announced that it will start releasing evaluations of supplemental phonics programs for K-2.

October 17, 2019

7 Signs That Your School Newspaper Risks Censorship

A new report outlines danger signs of censorship at student-run newspapers.

October 10, 2019

Drug Education Curriculum Moves Beyond 'Just Say No' to Teach Harm Reduction

After decades of abstinence-only drug education, a new health curriculum is taking a different approach to teaching about substance use.

September 26, 2019

This Banned Books Week, Stories With LGBTQ Themes Dominate the Most-Challenged List

Six of the 11 listed books were banned for including LGBTQ stories—and one has been challenged for promoting stereotypes about Mexicans.

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