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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 - June 2021 

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The Curriculum Feed
June 2021 Volume 2

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

Transitional kindergarten for all would hurt early education providers

Early childhood experts agree that systemic educational equities cannot be addressed without equitable access to high-quality learning that spans from birth to age 5. So it may come as a surprise that Gov. Gavin... Read More

52 Creative Ideas for 52 Weeks of Fun...

Being creative with your kids is fun, easy, and important. Be sure to make time for at least one creative activity with your kids each week. Stimulating children's imaginations, listening to their ideas, and spending time doing creative activities together are keys to their success. Read More

California families confronted Covid and became invested in education

Patience, resilience and a fierce determination to succeed in school - and life. That's what California families said they learned after enduring a school year like no other. In EdSource's final installment of... Read More

Newburyport fourth- and fifth-graders unwind with Wellness Days

Edward G. Molin Upper Elementary School students took a break from the curriculum this week to focus on their social emotional wellbeing with the help of yoga, guided meditations, gratitude journals and mandala drawings. Read More

Restarting With Equity: A Conversation with Linda Darling-Hammond - NCEE

In his latest Global Ed Talk interview, NCEE CEO Anthony Mackay spoke with Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University, president and CEO of the Learning... Read More

Summer Learning Made Fun with No-Cost Family Resources from Discovery Education and Partners | Discovery Education

To accelerate student learning and ignite their natural curiosity, Discovery Education presents parents and guardians an array of no-cost dynamic digital resources for the summer. This selection of content, created in... Read More

Here Come the Virtual Academies

A few weeks after Kali Klingler-and millions of other students across the country-had started remote learning last spring, her district announced that its school buildings would remain closed for the rest... Read More

Sent Home Early: Lost Learning In Special Education

Near the end of Delilah McBride's second month of kindergarten in Taylor, Mich., her family received jarring news from her principal: Delilah would be allowed to come to school only in the morning. Someone would need... Read More

Struggling schools don't get a boost from state takeovers, study shows

In 2008, The Atlantic ran a story headlined "First, Kill All the School Boards." The problem with American education, the piece concluded, was its structure: thousands of disparate boards, each influenced by local... Read More

Little action on building state website to track districts' spending

California school districts and charter schools will soon begin to spend record state funding along with more than $50 billion in state and federal Covid relief funding they are receiving this year. Read More

State Superintendent Thurmond Names Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dolores Huerta, and Karen Korematsu to Serve as California's Education Ambassadors

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dolores Huerta, and Dr. Karen Korematsu are living icons who have made significant contributions to culture and society with work and messages that transcend divisions of race, gender, and other social and political constructs and inspire us with universal lessons that can take us in new directions with their talent and impact Read More

Teachers Are More Likely to Experience Depression Symptoms Than Other Adults

These results-which are alarming but perhaps not surprising-were reported by RAND Corp. researchers, who fielded a nationally representative survey of teachers in late January and early February and then surveyed a... Read More

Andrews High principal sings 'I Will Always Love You' to Class of 2021

It was a moment worth celebrating as seniors graduated fromT. Wingate Andrews High School. They were shocked by what their principal, Dr. Marcus Gause, did on stage that left them cheering for more. Read More

Upcoming Professional Development

SEL Summit: Well-Being, Equity & Recovery with Keynote Speakers Darnisa Amante-Jackson & Michael Bonner

July 21 & 22, 2021 - 6:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Pacific time)

We all agree that Social Emotional Learning is more important now than ever. However, many of us still struggle with what SEL should look and sound like in our schools, especially this fall.

Join experts in over 50 breakout sessions to learn the "How" behind SEL implementation and integration. Read More

Para Power Series: Para Power: Intentionality, Equity & Hope with Presenter Michelle Trujillo- 8/3/2021

Throughout this presentation, participants will learn strategies to practice intentionality in order to promote equity and inspire hope, including: Five Ways to Ignite Hope, specific strategies for using positive behavior reinforcement and skills to foster student SEL. Read More


Capturing Kids' Hearts
Character Strong
College Board
Discovery Education
Grand Canyon University
Great Minds
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Imagine Learning
Kaiser Foundation
Lexia Learning
MIND Research

California Association of Science Educators
Project Tomorrow - FEA

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