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
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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