Mike Petrilli documents the journey taken by the KIPP organization to embrace curriculum as a vital reform lever – and knowledge-building curriculum in particular – throughout their network of schools.
Digging The Discourse
A great Newsweek article makes the point, again, that “one cannot think critically without quite a lot of knowledge to think about” (Diane Ravitch, 2009).
A new book by Judith Hochman and Natalie Wexler provides practical suggestions for significantly improving writing instruction and supporting knowledge-building at the same time.
Assistant Superintendent of Academic Content for the Louisiana Department of Education discusses how LDOE is integrating a comprehensive academic support model.
Fordham’s Robert Pondiscio discusses policy implications in paper co-authored by StandardsWork’s Susan Pimentel.