Tag: curriculum

Connecticut to Require Science of Reading

Connecticut has become the latest state to pass legislation requiring that reading instruction be based on the science of reading. According to the state’s recently enacted budget bill, every school district in the state is required to focus its reading curriculum on the science of reading by 2023, despite opposition from some educators and parents. In the past three...

Black History in the Community

There is no doubt that K–12 English learners (ELs) who are being educated in the U.S. should receive instruction about Black American history related to their communities. I felt compelled to teach my students about the contributions made by Black Americans in this country...

Joy in the Time of COVID

In these challenging times, it seems that we are all yearning for some way to incorporate moments of joy into our lives. Some have picked up a new hobby during quarantine; others have begun a new fitness routine. These are personal solutions to a problem that affects all aspects of our lives—including our professional lives (or maybe especially our...

California Superintendent Hosting Virtual Classroom on Indigenous Studies

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will host the final event in a series of ethnic studies “virtual classrooms” today, July 28, at 2 p.m. on the California Department of Education (CDE) Facebook page and on Twitter (@CaDeptEd). The event will focus on Indigenous Studies, and guests include Assemblymember James Ramos; Mark Macarro, Tribal Chairman of the Pechanga...
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