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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.

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The Curriculum Feed
December 2018 Volume 2

The Curriculum Feed is the monthly newsletter of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. It’s been an honor connecting with you this past year, and we're thankful for the opportunity to support you as you continue to make a difference for the students in CA. We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons!

White House Outlines Five-Year STEM Push

President Donald Trump speaks to students during a signing ceremony for a presidential memo on STEM education in 2017. The White House is set to release a five-year strategic plan for STEM on Tuesday. Read More

Can California afford Newsom's K-12 education plan?

Early childhood education. A top-tier national ranking for K-12 per-pupil spending. A data system that would track kids from nursery school through state universities. California's Legislature won't reconvene until... Read More

New bill calls for more school-based mental health counselors

All K-12 schools in California will be required to have at least one mental health professional available for students under a bill introduced Monday. Read More

How to Build a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Where All Learners Feel Safe

In the United States, 34 million children have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) -- ranging from abuse or neglect to parental incarceration or addiction. Children living in... Read More

Ratings in updated California School Dashboard target more districts for assistance

About 1 in 3 school districts will require assistance from the state or their county offices of education to improve their performance in several areas, based on the new ratings on the California School Dashboard,... Read More

National Poll on Education Attitudes Finds Majority of Teachers Down on Profession, Lack Trust in Parents

American teachers are less enthused about their jobs than are local politicians or active-duty military personnel, according to the 2018 EdChoice Schooling in America Survey. After a year that saw educators revolt over low pay and teachers unions seriously weakened by a landmark Supreme Court decision, the survey also found the profession disillusioned with parents and school boards.Read More

How schools are teaching 'soft skills' - with employer help

When Emma Campbell began planning how to spend her summer, one thing was clear: To drive to the stables to go riding and get to and from home and her gym, she’d need to buy a lot of gas for her car, and to do... Read More

California's K-12 Online Content Project

California is now offering, at no cost to local schools, districts or students, three online databases for use by every K-12 school and student in the state, with access starting at the beginning of the 2018-19 school... Read More

Scientists Find Out What Staring at a Smartphone Does to a Kid's Brain | Citizens Journal

The first wave of data from a National Institute of Health (NIH) study found kids exposed to screens - like those on smartphones and tablets - for more than two hours a day had lower scores on thinking and language... Read More

A Gaggle Of Gifts Causes '12 Days Of Christmas' Prices To Rise, According To PNC

The PNC Christmas Price® Index predicts True Loves will need to have more money on hand to fill the stockings on the mantle this holiday shopping season. To purchase the gifts included in the classic holiday... Read More

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Programs for K-12 Educators and Faculty in Higher Education CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Summer Seminars and Institutes and NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops grants broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities by supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of K-12 educators or faculty in higher education. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore a variety of topics relevant to K-12 or undergraduate education in the humanities. They take place throughout the United States and participant stipends help cover travel and living expenses.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 Read More

Partner News

ASCD Executive Director and CEO Deb Delisle to Step Down

ASCD announced this month that Executive Director and CEO Deborah Delisle will step down from her position effective January 4, 2019. Associate Executive Director Ronn Nozoe has been named Interim Executive Director and CEO. Read More


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The Flippen Group
Grand Canyon University
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Lexia Learning
Lozano Smith LLP
National Geographic Learning/Cengage
California Science Teachers Association
Project Tomorrow - FEA

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