Curriculum & Instruction

Why social studies instruction may not be coming to the rescue

Those hoping that more rigorous social studies instruction in K12 will heal some of the nation's political divisions may be discouraged by what researchers have found in U.S. elementary schools.

Here are 7 education changes lawmakers promise for 2023

"With the promise of prosperity on the horizon, there is nothing more crucial to our individual success than education," said Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan.

Arizona launches ‘Empower Hotline’ for reporting ‘inappropriate’ school lessons

The state's Superintendent Tom Horne wants to crack down on lessons surrounding critical race theory or emotional-support curriculum.

Why reading strategy instruction belongs in every content area classroom

History, biology and other teachers need to teach their content and build knowledge AND teach reading strategies, opening students up to learn additional content from texts beyond what they learn from classroom lectures and hands-on experiences.

Only 25% of the top 100 edtech products meet research standards

For even the most established and well-known edtech providers, their effectiveness and interoperability are just now taking flight. District leaders should require vendors to provide certain certifications before considering incorporating them into their district.

3 easy and inclusive ways to develop self-guided reading habits

Challenges that build community momentum, offer differentiated options, and reward success are key to encouraging independent reading.

Just how big is the K12 online tutoring market going to get?

The ever-increasing focus on STEM and the use of mobile devices for learning will drive significant growth in the online tutoring market over the next five years—by an estimated $97.7 billion.

Why AI education will soon become an integral part of K12 education

School districts, colleges and universities across the country have entered a partnership to promote and expand AI education for all students, an area that's "exploded" since the emergence of tools like ChatGPT.

How to support teachers who are adopting the science of reading

As an academic coach, I’ve been working with teachers in Suwanee County School District for years to deliver foundational literacy instruction—and the science of reading is simply the best research available into how students learn to read.

The science of reading: How to choose books students will actually enjoy

The correlation is simple: Students who like and understand the material will be motivated to read more. A new report shows educators exactly which books are most popular by grade range.

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