District’s new curriculum linked to higher test scores

Charleston County School District in South Carolina has swapped its memorization-focused math curriculum for conceptual and real-world understanding, helping to move math assessment scores far above the state average, Chief Academic Officer Karolyn Belcher says. …

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Are teacher group data meetings effective?

Teacher data meetings may not be effective, according to a review of 10 studies by Heather Hill, a researcher and professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education who found that most had no effect at …

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Data: Fewer Black, Hispanic students enroll in CTE

New federal data shows a racial divide in career and technical education, with fewer Black and Hispanic students enrolling. Alisha Hyslop, senior director of public policy for the nonprofit Association for Career and Technical Education, …

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Ore. pilots student experience survey

Oregon piloted the Student Educational Equity Development Survey in the spring to offer context to students’ performance on state exams. Questions aim to offer insight into students’ experiences outside of school, including whether they have …

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Utah district teaches students Spanish, English

A Utah district’s students whose first tongue is a language other than English are receiving support through an English as a second language program. Teacher Melanie Ponce says she and other teachers use a team …

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States aim to improve Native American curriculum

Several states, including Connecticut, North Dakota and Oregon, have adopted new requirements for schools to teach Native American history and culture. The National Congress of American Indians says a 2019 report found that 90% of …

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White House initiative supports Hispanic students

President Joe Biden on Monday established the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics. The program, led by US Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, is focused on several targets, including …

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Survey: Students benefit from pandemic flexibility

Amid the negative effects and loss associated with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are a couple of unexpected upsides for students — school flexibility and reinforced familial relationships — write Laura Clary and Tamar Mendelson, faculty …

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Researchers study how teachers teach 9/11

Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education have led two decades of research about how the 9/11 terrorist attacks and global war on terror are taught in schools. Researchers found 9/11 is most frequently …

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Poll: Many parents back mask mandates in schools

Sixty-four percent of parents support mask requirements for teachers, and 62% support mask mandates for students in schools, according to results of a USA Today/Ipsos poll released Tuesday. Of those surveyed, 70% say they support …

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