The Curriculum Feed is the bi-monthly newsletter of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
May 15-21 is Classified School Employee Week! This week, California salutes the important contributions of classified school employees and this year's theme is we are classified! We bring it every day! Thank you to all our classified school employees who go above and beyond to make sure our school campuses operate smoothly and support students either behind the scenes or in the classroom. We see you and appreciate you.
School Accountability Is Restarting After a Two-Year Pause. Here's What That Means
For a moment, the COVID-19 pandemic succeeded in doing what periodic protests about school accountability could not: Halting it. For the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years, states did not have to use the results of... Read More
Senate, Assembly agree California schools should receive billions more in unrestricted funding
Credit: Julie Leopo / EdSource Credit: Julie Leopo / EdSource Legislative leaders agreed this week that giving schools billions of dollars more in unrestricted funding would be their top priority in negotiations with... Read More
Billions more for California schools, colleges under Newsom's revised budget
Credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli With state revenues continuing to defy projections, schools and community colleges would receive a record $128 billion in funding in 2022-23 under Gov. Gavin Newsom's revised state... Read More
Students Need Summer Learning That Doesn't Feel Like School
Last spring, we looked to summer with hopes that the 2021-2022 school year would be different, easier, better. In many ways it was. Students returned to their school buildings, we had months of lower COVID rates and... Read More
Will California teachers be ready to teach ethnic studies? Some say training needed
Credit: Jose Medina/a61.asmdc.org Credit: Jose Medina/a61.asmdc.org California high school teachers will need to be prepared to teach ethnic studies in several years, but there's debate over whether they will be. Last... Read More
New Research Looks for Better Ways for Schools to Recruit Teachers of Color
America is getting increasingly diverse. But you wouldnt know it by looking at the makeup of public-school teachers, who are overwhelmingly white. Over the past two years, the nonprofit digital promise has been... Read More
Busting Myths About Grading - Creative Leadership Solutions
MythBusters is the longest running television series in the history of the Discovery Channel. During its 14 years on the air, the show, featuring Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, have conducted 2,950 experiments,... Read More
Teacher Salaries Aren't Keeping Up With Inflation. See How Your State Compares
Soaring inflation is chipping away at any progress made to teacher salaries in recent years, according to a new report by the nation's largest teachers' union. In its annual report that ranks and analyzes teacher... Read More
What California law requires in teaching about LGBTQ people in public school
Gay pride videos shown in a glendale third-grade classroom have added an intense local chapter to a national debate over how and when lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation should be broached in public schools. Read More
Substitute teacher shortage hits California's low-income students harder
California schools with large numbers of high-needs students - low-income, English learners and foster youth - have always struggled to find substitute teachers, but this year's COVID-19 omicron surge brought them to... Read More
Here's what's driving the nationwide teacher shortage
Burnout continues to be a driving force behind a nationwide teacher exodus that has left the industry with roughly a half-million fewer teachers. But COVID-19 has only exacerbated a nationwide shortage that is decades... Read More
California set to launch hundreds of community schools with $635 million in grants
Photo by Allison Shelley for EDUimages Photo by Allison Shelley for EDUimages Next week, California will jumpstart a seven-year initiative to convert potentially thousands of schools into full-service, parent-focused... Read More
A day in the life of a school social worker
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Just before 7:20 a.m. on the day before February break, the black Ford SUV was the first vehicle to pull into the school parking lot. Inside, Nathaniel Wylie listened to the last refrains of the... Read More
Thurmond Issues Statement on Governor's May Revise - Year 2022 (CA Dept of Education)
California Department of EducationNews Release California Department of EducationNews Release SACRAMENTO-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today issued the following statement in response to... Read More
COMMENTARY: Computer Science is everywhere in our world but almost nowhere in California schools
Alison Yin/EdSource California leads the world in technological innovation, and our economy benefits from a tech sector that generates more than $520 billion annually. Nearly 2 million Californians have already staked... Read More
Corporate Partner Offering
Academics and SEL: Yes, there is enough time in the day - McREL International
In our last two posts, we reviewed how intertwined SEL and academic instruction can and should be, and promised that teachers can excel at both without adding to their workload. If your reaction is Yeah, right, we... Read More
CASCD Conference Offering
Summer Kindergarten Virtual Conference with Presenters Matt Halpern & Katie Mense!
Virtual Conference on 7/27/2022 from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Spend the Day with Matt Halpern and Katie Mense
California ASCD and IL ASCD will partner during the summer of 2022 to provide CASCD members with an opportunity to attend this engaging webinar especially for Kindergarten and TK Teachers.
Shared Reading 101 - A Critical Tool for Reading Success
Can We Do That Again? Fun Ways to Develop the Basics of Number Sense
I'm Done with Centers...Now What?
Registration link is on our HOME page. Please join us for this amazing summer event!