In “What’d I Miss?” writer R. Alan Brooks and artist Cori Redford look at how Florida’s new history curriculum spins slavery — and who might want to try it out.
Three Democrats on the Colorado State Board of Education won’t vote for a long-awaited update to state social studies standards if LGBTQ people are excluded, they said at a Tuesday meeting. The seven-member State Board plans to take until the end of the year to finalize the update after the board has been inundated with […]
We are proud graduates of Denver’s Kennedy and East high schools. Our families have attended Denver Public Schools as well and we have younger kin still in the system. Our time as students in DPS was valuable, in both positive and negative ways. We thought we’d received a great education, until we went to college. […]
Although meaningless to most of the population, many high school students taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes for college credit are intimately familiar with the name Trevor Packer. Packer is the senior vice president of the College Board, the organization overseeing the AP program, and has a prolific presence on Twitter. Packer is a face of […]
By Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat Colorado Parents have asked. Community groups have asked. Media outlets have asked. For two years, none have gotten a clear answer about the primary curriculums Jeffco’s 90 elementary and K-8 schools use to teach children how to read. District leaders told Chalkbeat that each school has the autonomy to select its […]
We had field trips planned. A whole second semester social studies curriculum designed around groups and teams of students working together, hands-on, on a problem that the field trip would present. We had units and mentor texts and SEL lessons on PowerPoints and scaffolded graphic organizers. It wasn’t that we weren’t prepared. It’s that we […]