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ments and standards play into curricular
decisions? How do schools decide
which subjects are essential, and how
do they ensure that nontested subjects,
such as the arts, foreign languages, and
social studies, have a place? How can
schools address the need to increase
achievement in STEM subjects (science,
technology, engineering, and math)?
This issue will address the standards
movement, interdisciplinary learning,
the question of curricular breadth or
depth, the teaching of essential knowledge and skills, and the need for a well-rounded curriculum. We welcome international contributions and real-life
stories of how schools and districts have
reinvigorated their curriculums.
Deadline: October 1, 2010
The Transition Years
Certain years in school mark times
when students move into a more challenging learning landscape. This issue
looks at how teachers can support
students at key turning points: the transition into the first year of formal
schooling, into 4th grade, into middle
school, and into high school. What
practices or structural designs—such as
looping, multiage classrooms, and K– 8
schools—ease these transitions? How
can educators keep the gains students
make in preschool programs from
fading as they enter elementary school?
How can we help students manage the
transition from learning to read to
reading to learn? How can we meet
adolescents’ social needs as they move
into middle school and keep them on
track in the linchpin 9th grade year?
Deadline: November 1, 2010
Schools, Families, Communities
This issue will look at how schools can
best reach out to students’ families and
communities. What supports can
schools provide to help maintain a
healthy, safe environment for learning?
How can schools encourage parents—
including parents from minority and