Curriculum & Instruction

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  • U.S. pre-K enrollment falls behind European countries

    (District of Columbia) While increased state and federal funding has helped a growing number of children enroll in pre-kindergarten programs, the U.S. still lags far behind other high-income countries, according to a new study.

  • STEM grants aim to boost school/business partnerships

    (Iowa) Schools that partner with local businesses to expand student access to hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education could be awarded $25,000 under a grant announced by Gov. Kim Reynolds.

  • 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.