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Monday, September 1, 2014

Pupils begin ‘tough’ new national curriculum

BBC – Hannah Richardson

“Millions of children in England will begin a “tough” new national curriculum when they return to school this week.” (more)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Common-Core Math Textbooks to Get Online Ratings

Education Week – Liana Heitin

“A new group billing itself as a “Consumer Reports for school materials” will soon begin posting free online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to be aligned to the Common Core State Standards—an effort, some say, that has the potential to shake up the market.” (more)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nigeria: Stakeholder Lauds Introduction of New Curriculum in Nigerian Schools

All Africa – Ujunwa Atueyi

“THE Chairman, Board of Governors of the Jextoban Secondary School, Lagos, Pastor Emmanuel Adedayo Ojo, has described the introduction of a new curriculum in the nation’s secondary schools as one of the best efforts made towards transforming the sector in recent times.” (more)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Editorial: It’s vital we keep STEM at top of curriculum

The News-Journal – Editorial

“When people complain about the performance of our public school systems or how U.S. students compare with those from other countries, someone often will argue that schools fail to teach the right subjects.” (more)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Common Core Curriculum Void

NPR – Cory Turner

“Right now, America’s schools are in a sprint. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards. That means new learning benchmarks for the vast majority of the nation’s young students — millions of kids from kindergarten through high school. And, for many of them, the Core Standards will feel tougher than what they’re used to. Because they are tougher.”(more)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Handwriting lovers work to preserve cursive education in schools

The Wausau Daily Herald – Keith Uhlig

“The fate of handwriting has become one of many points of argument when it comes to the education in the age of technology, even getting wrapped up in arguments about the controversial Common Core educational standards adopted by 45 states. When the standards were developed, penmanship classes were dropped. Now, more than a handful of states are fighting to restore cursive instruction.”(more)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Concluded Battle in the Curriculum Wars

Education Next – Mark Bauerlein

“In the Hoover Institution’s Defining Ideas journal, Tom Loveless has a brief, measured examination of today’s curriculum debates. Entitled “The Curriculum Wars,” the essay reviews age-old disputes between traditionalists and progressives in the 80s, 90s, and 00s, then reframes them in light of two recent developments: technology in education and Common Core.”(more)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

STEM skills should be ‘integrated across the curriculum’

The Telegraph – Josie Gurney-Read

“How do we address the lack of STEM graduates and get more girls into STEM subjects? This is a question that provokes continued debate both in the UK and on a global stage.”(more)

Monday, February 24, 2014

One way to help solve America’s major curriculum problem

The Washington Post – Valerie Strauss

“Solving the problem of the traditional curriculum’s too-narrow scope would change those issues so much that every one of them would have to be rethought.”(more)


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