Curriculum Bridges Biology, Chemistry Basics to Prepare Students for High School – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced the release of a new, research-based curriculum for middle school teachers that, according to early piloting, is having quite an impact on science learning. Source –

Parent Involvement – Education Week

An Australian study in the Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools is the latest in a pile of evidence suggesting that, while parental involvement in education is generally helpful, parents don’t always recognize when their involvement crosses the line into harmful “overparenting.” Source –

Response: Principals Must Support Teachers in ‘Quest of Continuous Improvement’ – Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo – Education Week Teacher

Today’s post features commentaries from Mark Estrada, Diana Laufenberg, Bryan Harris, Ben Spielberg, Sarah Cooper and Drs. William & Pérsida Himmele on how principals can best support teachers. Source –

Spotlight on Digital Math Instruction – Education Week

Rapid changes in technology have inspired schools to adopt digital tools in the classroom. In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to personalize instruction, facilitate hands-on learning, and boost student engagement in math. Source –

AAAS Opens With Push for Teaching Team Science – Inside School Research – Education Week

Team-based science will require new skills of students that aren’t always taught in typical U.S. science classes, say experts at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. Source –

Why Schools Need to Do a Better Job of Teaching Speaking Skills – Education Week

Many people are afraid of public speaking. Why? Maybe because no one ever taught them how to do it, Erik Palmer writes. Source –

Learning About Great Scientists’ Struggles Can Motivate High School Students – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

New research from the American Psychological Association shows that students are less motivated in science when they believe that success in the field depends on extraordinary talent. Source –

K-12 Interoperability Groups Announce Collaboration on Ed. Data Sharing – Digital Education – Education Week

The Ed-Fi Alliance and the IMS Global Learning Consortium will agree on a common technical standard for how schools and vendors can share class-rostering information. Source –