A must-read primer (and more!) on “The Curriculum Effect.” Congratulations to Chiefs for Change for laying this out so clearly.
EdNext article by Robert Pondiscio documenting Louisiana’s (state-led) curriculum reform efforts and how other states are starting to take notice.
An important paper published by the Aspen Institute examining three successful efforts to raise instructional rigor by anchoring professional learning in the delivery of high quality curriculum.
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.
A recent analysis by the Center for Early Reading at Amplify makes clear once again the importance of background knowledge to reading comprehension. As a potential collateral benefit that is all too rare in education, that same background knowledge may also hold the key to doing well on current high stakes English language arts (ELA) […]
By Julie Greenberg
At StandardsWork, we encourage the use of high-octane instructional practices that improve student performance and have been searching high and low for videos that can help both teachers and lay viewers understand what these practices look like in the classroom. We hit the jackpot with an Expeditionary Learning video entitled “Austin’s Butterfly.” Watch it and […]