Curriculum & Classrooms

Tutoring, instructional innovation, political battles over curriculum and other issues that play out in classrooms

Smart State Strategies for Building Intensive Tutoring Systems

Leveraging federal Covid-relief aid to create high-quality tutoring programs

Districts Invest in “Science of Reading” With Covid Aid

Adopting evidence-based approaches to teaching reading

Why are High-Quality Curricula Not Reaching More Students?  

Recommendations for how states and districts can leverage greater use of high-quality instructional materials

Teacher Mindsets: How Educators’ Perspectives Shape Student Success

How teachers’ attitudes, beliefs, and classroom practices fortify students’ investment in learning

What the Florida CRT Controversy Means for the Future of Textbooks

The impact of Florida’s ban on critical race theory on textbook development in other states

Legislative Tracker: Parent-Rights Bills in the States

Up-to-date information on legislation providing parents more say on what’s taught in schools

Curriculum & Classrooms

By the Numbers

Curriculum Changes, 2022

  • 24%

    Teachers who altered their curricula in response to the limitations placed on how they can address topics related to race or gender

Source: RAND

Views on Curriculum

  • 81%

    Adults who think parents should have a say in what their child’s school teaches

  • 70%

    Adults who think public schools should teach about the history and effects of racism

Source: Washington Post-ABC News poll

Adult Literacy Rate

  • 54%

    Adults in the U.S. who read at or below a sixth-grade level

Source: U.S. Department of Education

Voter Opinions of Book Bans

  • 51%

    Voters who believe there is never a time for banning books

  • 41%

    Voters who believe there are rare times when it’s appropriate to ban books

Source: EveryLibrary Institute

Curriculum & Classrooms

All Work

Research Notes: The Problem With Test-Based Remediation

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Research Notes: Evaluating the Impact of Teach for America: Two New Studies

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Research Notes: Long-Term Success in Community Schools: Evidence from New York City

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Districts Invest in “Science of Reading” With Covid Aid

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Why Digital STEM Initiatives Are a Valuable Investment

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Research Notes: Evolution vs Creationism in the Classroom: The Lasting Effects of Science Education

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Culturally Responsive Teaching, Explained

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Research Notes: Is Technical Education Worth the Investment?

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What the Florida CRT Controversy Means for the Future of Textbooks

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Unfinished Agenda: The Future of Standards-Based School Reform

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A New Bipartisan Education Agenda

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Leaning In: The New Power of Parents in Public Education

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The Churn

The latest leadership changes in the education sector

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