The 74 | 40 Years After ‘A Nation At Risk,’ Could Curriculum Reform Finally Move the Needle on Academic Improvement?

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A study co-authored by Associate Professor David Blazar was referenced in a The 74 article about curriculum reform initiatives and their impact on academic performance. Blazar explains that while their findings may indicate that curriculum choice has little effect on average achievement growth, there is the possibility that, “with greater support for classroom implementation, the advantages of specific curricula would emerge and we would see larger differences.” 

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