Curriculum & Instruction

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  • Improper teaching assignments fall to record lows

    (Calif.) The number of teachers working outside their authorized area of specialty at the state’s lowest performing schools fell by about a third during the two school years ending in 2015, according to a new report.

  • States put more emphasis on chronic absenteeism

    (Colo.) With federal law now requiring states to collect and report on chronic absenteeism, legislators and policy makers across the U.S. have put into place a variety of programs aimed at putting new emphasis on attendance issues, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.

  • Early learning enrollment hindered by language gaps

    (Calif.) Language barriers are playing a major role in the continued lack of eligible families enrolling students in subsidized childcare and pre-school programs in California–especially among Asian and Latino households, according to new research.

  • Lawmakers push for K-12 computer science standards

    (Iowa) The Iowa Department of Education will begin work on new K-12 computer science content standards and pathways for teachers to earn computer science endorsements following a bill signing announcement made last week by Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.

  • One in five schools failing to meet performance goals

    (Calif.) For the first time in almost three years, state officials have released an overall snapshot of how well California schools are doing after a massive restructuring that included new content standards and a new testing format.