Curriculum

social-emotional learning curricula

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

Concern about the quality of social-emotional programs is rising — but one Virginia school sees academic success by focusing on students’ emotional wellbeing   

sexual health education

It’s not about sex: Teaching young children where babies come from (and other stuff)

Comprehensive sexual health education, which covers friendship and families along with babies and bodies, is rare in America’s elementary schools even though experts say it’s critical

A school where character matters as much as academics

A Washington, D.C., charter school prioritizes students’ emotional development — and finds ways to grade them on it

teaching slavery

Slavery still shapes all of our lives, yet students aren’t taught its history

Glossing over America’s original sin means we can never overcome it

Toni Morrison

OPINION: Why every English teacher should assign Toni Morrison

Through her works, we come to know ourselves and our country better

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

School districts are pushing career exploration into middle and lower grades, convinced the preparation necessary for tomorrow’s jobs needs to begin earlier

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Teaching global warming in a charged political climate

Their training doesn’t cover it, many textbooks don’t touch it, but teachers are taking on climate change anyway

Automation is remaking Mississippi jobs: Are workers ready?

New educational pathways are needed to prepare workers of all ages for tomorrow’s jobs

Project-based learning boosts student engagement, understanding

Kids take projects more seriously and make interdisciplinary connections, teachers say

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