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The Curriculum Feed
August 2017

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

After an exhaustive and costly fight over the office of state schools chief four years ago, supporters of the charter movement and those of traditional public schools appear poised to wage yet another... Read More

Marshall Tuck explains his approach, Tony Thurmond points to bills he is authoring. Read More

For most people, a digital device is never too far out of reach. And between text message alerts and constantly changing social media feeds, technology begs to be paid attention to.For some, the desire to dip into... Read More

All social-emotional learning, all the time as California moves to start a conversation between after-school and summer programs and their school-day counterparts. Read More

After many years of being pushed away from the core curriculum in most public schools, civic education may be poised for a comeback-at least, that's what some hope. Read More

Aug. 16 will mark the first day of the 2017-18 school year at Vista High School, and the launch of Vista's reimagination of the high school experience. "After a year of intense planning, this year's freshman class of" Read More

Convincing Alhambra Unified School District parents and faculty it was a good idea to open its Advanced Placement program to all students was an intense battle for Gary Gonzales. It was 2008 when Gonzales, then the... Read More

The final draft of California's plan to implement the new federal education law purposefully leaves out key goals and objectives in an effort to ensure state policies will prevail. Read More

Stacey Harvey was driving with her young son Cole in the back seat on an afternoon just like any other. The two were having a casual conversation when Cole suddenly asked, "What if I never learn how to read?""He was... Read More

We try to avoid hyperbole when it comes to technology impacts-both good and bad-but when a group of really smart people paint a gloomy picture, it's worth a look. A recent Pew report on the future of jobs concluded:... Read More

The nonprofit, philanthropic arm of online-services giant Google announced this week a new two-year, $50 million initiative "to help people prepare for the changing nature of work." The effort will focus on connecting... Read More

The back-to-school season is full of excitement, with students, parents, educators, businesses, politicians, and other community members all looking to schools to set the tone for the year. School leaders should take... Read More

CASCD and its partners offer a range of professional development opportunities over the course of the year. Below is a sampling of what's coming up soon.
  • C-3 California State Standards Cadre - North with Presenter Sue Z. Beers, hosted by Yolo County Office of Education. Initial meeting days October 26-27, 2017.
  • Essential Instructional Routines within Designated and Integrated ELD with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., hosted by San Mateo County Office of Education, September 30, 2017. Also, hosted by Tulare County Office of Education, November 29, 2017
  • Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners with Presenter Kristin Souers, hosted by Charter Oak USD, October 13, 2017. Also, hosted by Yolo County Office of Education, December 14, 2017.
  • Promoting Excellence Through Equity in California Schools with presenter Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., hosted by Yolo County Office of Education, December 15, 2017.
  • Building Your Instructional Repertoire to Support Student Learning: The Art and Science of Teaching with presenter Tony Frontier, Ed.D., hosted by Solano County Office of Education, January 9, 2018.
Visit the Events calendar for details on these and other upcoming professional development programs. Read More

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