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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...

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The Curriculum Feed
June 2019 Volume 2

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

Drive to cap California charter school growth stalls

Earlier this year, it looked like California charter schools faced a mortal threat in the face of the first serious attempts in the state Legislature to put a cap on their growth. But those efforts have fizzled, at... Read More

California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan Receives State Approval

At its meeting inMay, the State Board of Education (SBE) unanimously approved the California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan (CSSIP) pending final approval by the SBE Executive Director of any revisions proposed by the SBE and technical edits.

The plan presented to the SBE may be downloaded from Read More

Students in California log on in record numbers to take online state tests

Despite a new science test that has increased demand on the internet capacity of schools, this spring hundreds of thousands of California students went online to take standardized tests aligned to new academic... Read More

Lost days: Poverty, isolation drive students away from school in California's rural districts

It was a wonder Kaylee Adkins ever made it to school. The daughter of two heavy drug users, she lived a transient childhood - rarely staying for long in the same apartment, let alone the same school. She hardly saw... Read More

Building Growth Mindset in the Classroom: Assignments From Carol Dweck

Growth mindsets aren't just for students. It helps for teachers to have a growth mindset about their students' mindsets, too. A teacher's classroom approach shapes whether their students believe they are born with... Read More

Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities

A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's... Read More

Gov. Newsom's task force recommends more discretion to deny charter schools

In a report forwarded to Gov. Gavin Newsom, the statewide task force on charter schools is unanimously recommending that school districts be given more discretion to approve new charter schools by including... Read More

There's value but also limitations to students' grading their own interpersonal skills, study finds

Researchers who examined data from five large California school districts have concluded that measures of students' personal strengths and interpersonal skills are not reliable enough at this point to include in... Read More

Southern California student-led initiatives show promise for colleges grappling with homelessness

While earning her associate's degree at Santa Monica College and working 30 hours a week with her mother cleaning houses, Maritza Lopez didn't always know where she was going to sleep. When her family was evicted from... Read More

How Each State Performed on School Spending and Equity (Map and Rankings)

Examine the grades and scores that states and the nation earned on school funding and equity in Quality Counts 2019: School Finance with this interactive map, grade-summary table, and top-to-bottom ranking. For a... Read More

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

Cayanne Korder long believed college would be her ticket out of this rural factory town of about 16,000 people. As far back as middle school, she fantasized about leaving the state to attend an elite university. Read More

Apply now for mid-career education fellowship

The California Education Policy Fellowship Program, which strengthens education policymaking in California by developing emerging education leaders, is accepting applications for 2019-20. California EPFP is an initiative of the Center for California Studies and the Education Insights Center at Sacramento State and is part of a national program that has operated in state-based sites for more than 50 years. Read More

Bay Area school slated for 'redesign' gets new operating agreement

A Bay Area school district and its teachers' union have reached a groundbreaking agreement that will put money and resources behind the effort to turn around a school with declining enrollment and chronically low test... Read More

Study: More than half of California high schools lack computer science courses

California has the highest number of technology workers in the country. But many students in the state lack access to the computer science courses that may set them up for those career opportunities, a new study shows. Read More

Inside the Elementary School Where Drug Addiction Sets the Curriculum

About half of the student body at one Ohio elementary school has witnessed drug use at home. Educators spend time every day teaching the children how to cope. Read More

2021 Revision of the Mathematics Framework

The Mathematics Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) will play a significant role in the revision of the Mathematics Framework, which will be revised to include the latest research and best practices in TK–12 math education.
Credentialed teachers; school, district, and county administrators; college and university personnel representing academic departments and schools of education; and representatives of citizen groups or educational organizations are encouraged to apply. The submission period for the online application is May 15–August 15, 2019. The online application will close on August 15, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Read More

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In meeting the needs of the Whole Child, schools, teachers and educator preparation programs continue to evolve their practices to address the reality of how trauma impacts children as people and as learners. In this issue, we offer a collection of original articles, videos and tools created by pioneering voices addressing this significant challenge. We hope these resources help frame the issue for you as you continue to learn, teach and lead. See more quality ASCD resources on this topic here. Read More


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