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March 29, 2019
Teachers nationwide can now look to Detroit for help adopting a demanding new literacy curriculum
Teachers in the Detroit school district have piloted materials that will now be used nationwide.
Movers and shakers
March 18, 2019
Top New York education official tapped to lead Rhode Island schools
The departure of Infante-Green, who lost out on a top education job in Massachusetts last year, will leave a leadership hole in New York.
March 14, 2019
Months into the adoption of a new curriculum in Detroit, teachers deal with growing pains — and victories
The Detroit school district adopted a new curriculum in math and language arts to better prepare students, but it's been challenging for teachers
March 11, 2019
The Gates Foundation is hoping better curriculum will boost student learning. A new study says, not so fast
The results raise questions about the likelihood the Gates Foundation’s curriculum-focused approach will do what its leaders hoped.
January 25, 2019
New Yorkers, let’s talk about curriculum: What are your students learning in school?
Curriculum can play a pivotal role in how well students perform in the classroom. But not all curriculum is considered equal, and…
year in review
December 21, 2018
Our most-read stories of 2018: Curriculum changes, a charter school closing, a new way to train teachers and more
As we head into 2019, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our top stories and most read stories from last year.
October 15, 2018
Memphis teacher groups want annual pay raises and more say in how they teach their students
If educators vote to negotiate, it will be the first negotiation for the Memphis school district since 2015, and the first since the city’s teacher group split into two.
September 19, 2018
Aurora is rolling out new curriculum to catch up with how teachers teach writing
Aurora discovered that about 40 percent of its third-through-eighth-graders earned zero points on certain writing sections of the state test.
April 25, 2018
Eight things to know about Detroit’s big math and reading curriculum shift
Here’s what we know about the new materials and what we’ll be watching for in the months ahead.
March 19, 2018
Hopson promises more flexibility as Memphis school leaders clear the air with teachers on new curriculum
Though he didn't have specifics, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said teachers should not feel like they need to read from a script to meet district requirements.
March 9, 2018
Week in review: An injustice to the children of Detroit
Middle schoolers in Detroit’s main district have been taking pre-algebra classes that have “virtually no relationship” to the state’s mathematics standards. In kindergarten…
Set up to fail
March 8, 2018
The Detroit school district has been using a curriculum that’s ‘an injustice to the children of Detroit’ — but it’s not alone.
Experts say that Detroit is among hundreds — possibly thousands — of districts across the country that are using textbooks and educational materials that are not aligned to state standards.
February 6, 2018
With new focus on curriculum, Gates Foundation wades into tricky territory
The Gates Foundation has a new plan intended to help public schools: improve the materials that teachers use to teach. But that may run into some challenges.
January 31, 2018
How ‘central office’ in Memphis is taking on a new meaning under Sharon Griffin
A year after becoming the first chief of schools, Griffin is working to make central office more responsive to needs of schools rather than imposing top-down mandates.
November 21, 2017
Why the phrase ‘with fidelity’ is an affront to good teaching
What the phrase really means, a Minnesota teacher of the year writes, is that teachers better not change anything to serve their students’ specific needs.
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