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The Curriculum Feed

The Curriculum Feed—concise information and timely resources for California educators

Published monthly, The Curriculum Feed focuses on what's happening in education in California. We sift through a range of news sources and do our best to provide CASCD members with a manageable set of leads on critical topics in curriculum, policy, professional development, and technology.  We also feature occasional articles and relevant news from our educational and corporate partners.

The Curriculum Feed - concise information and timely resources for California educators...

A publication of California ASCD - March 2020

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The Curriculum Feed
March 2020 Volume 1

The Curriculum Feed is the monthly newsletter of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

U.S. schools plan for possible spread of novel coronavirus

Schools across the United States are canceling trips abroad, preparing online lessons and even rethinking "perfect attendance" awards as they brace for the possibility that the new coronavirus could begin spreading in their communities. Read More

Teaching climate change as more students demand action

Noah Canton teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade science at Hillcrest Elementary in Oakland, California. This past fall, his students endured wildfires, hazardous air and power shut offs. In each of his classes, he asked his students to tell him why they thought the fires in California were getting so much worse. Read More

ASCD White Paper: Results from a Nationwide Study about the Efficacy of Large Print Books on Student Reading Skills and Mindsets

A Project Tomorrow research study found students in grades 3-12 who read large print books developed stronger reading skills, felt more comfortable reading, and adopted positive reading mindsets. Three-fourths of teachers said students reading below grade level demonstrated better comprehension and retention with large print books. Download the white paper today. Read More

6 lessons principals learned in the wake of school shootings

"Take care. Please," DeAngelis insists. "I've got an ear." DeAngelis, a former principal of Colorado's Columbine High School, and Heibel, principal of Great Mills High School in Maryland, are part of a club of which no principal wants to be a member: They both led schools that experienced mass shootings. Read More

How the skills gap is changing the degree path

Pressed to respond to students' concerns about the rising cost of higher education and their sometimes-foggy understanding of how their learning translates into jobs, some colleges are reshaping the degree pathway. Their motivation for doing so is not only internal. Nontraditional education providers are proving to be stiff competition. Read More

Why aren't more school counselors trained in college counseling?

Felicida Barajas' office, in one of Jurupa Valley High School's main thoroughfares, was strangely silent. The only sounds were the clacking of computer keys and the occasional joke to break the tension as 12th graders... Read More

Pros, cons and confusion over $15 billion construction bond

This week: Jeff Vincent, director of the Center for Cities and Schools at UC Berkeley, explains what Prop 13 would do and how the money would be distributed; and Chris Funk, superintendent of East Side Union High... Read More

Math scores stink in America. Other countries teach it differently - and see higher achievement.

American students struggle in math. The latest results of an international exam given to teenagers ranked the USA ninth in reading and 31st in math literacy out of 79 countries and economies. America has a... Read More

Upcoming Professional Development

Empower 2020

Dates: March 14-16, 2020Los Angeles, CA Read More

Character Strong Training Dates

March 17th - Clovis, CA
March 18th - Dublin, CA
April 2nd - Riverside, CA

Each training has an "early bird" sign up at a discounted rate. Registrations are fully refundable up until 2 weeks prior to training and can be transferable to other staff members one week prior to event. For teams greater than FIVE, we offer school group discounts:

5-10 staff - 25% off / Code = CSTWENTYFIVE
11-20 staff - 30% off / Code = CSTHIRTY
21-30 staff - 35% off / Code = CSTHIRTYFIVE
31+ staff - 40% off / Code = CSFORTY Read More

Partner News

LG Electronics USA and Discovery Education Invite You To #DiscoverYourHappy in Honor of International Day of Happiness

To help Americans celebrate the United Nations' International Day of Happiness, LG Electronics USA and Discovery Education present #DiscoverYourHappy, a Twitter and Instagram campaign encouraging everyone to share what happiness means to them.

On March 20th, voices across the country will be amplified by posting a photo or video on Twitter and Instagram expressing what makes them happy, with #DiscoverYourHappy and tagging LG Electronics USA (Twitter: @LGUS and Instagram: @LGUSA) and @DiscoveryEd. Together, the collection of responses will build an inspirational resource for others to connect with and learn about happiness. As part of LG's science-based Life's Good: Experience Happiness initiative, Discovery Education and LG also will be sharing tips and information about how to create lasting happiness. Read More


Character Strong
Discovery Education
The Flippen Group
Grand Canyon University
Great Minds
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Lexia Learning
MIND Research
Safe and Civil Schools

California Science Teachers Association
Project Tomorrow - FEA

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