Curriculum

‘Hamilton,’ cultural relevance and the quest to personalize learning

Some teachers tap into students' cultures in class, but study finds that other ways of personalizing are more common

Matthew Porter, a student at Craig High School, inspects a “collaborative” robot at Prent Corporation, in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Convincing students that learning blue-collar job skills will pay off

In Wisconsin, a school district faces a dilemma: Businesses are desperate for their students, but don’t always pay as well as they used to

Students analyze rap lyrics with code in digital humanities class

Some teachers are finding a place for coding in English, music, science, math and social studies, too

Fifth graders Davonayshia Hollis, left, and Denaya Rippey, review a group entrepreneurial project for a parent-approved music device, developed in a mentorship program, Thursday May 19, 2016, at Brooklyn's P.S. 307 in New York. Startups and established tech companies are providing a crash course in entrepreneurship, sending engineers and designers into public schools to mentor students.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

Internship programs that pair students with employers can help bridge the gap

Five elements of a good preschool

How parents and educators can gauge preschool quality

Students build their collaborative skills through regular group work including immersive week-long projects held throughout the school year.

Lessons from a school without walls

An ambitious Danish school, approaching its second decade, offers a unique perspective on ‘personalized learning’

Why this military shipbuilder is investing in local schools

New labs prepare students for local shipbuilding careers

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Veteran science teacher Craig Fischer tries to give his students hands-on learning opportunities as often as possible.

Teach like it’s summer school all year long

Hands-on, real-world assignments take more time but can be valuable for students

Teachers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, use a curriculum that mixes teacher-directed whole-class phonics lessons with small-group activities.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

Schools too often leave out a key piece of the reading puzzle because teachers aren't trained to teach phonics

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