Explore our articles, case studies, and other thought-provoking resources to deepen your understanding of K-12 education in the US.

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Reflecting on Integrated Math: Why Is It Rare in the US and Where Is It Gaining Ground?

Explore the complexities and challenges, from entrenched traditions to policy uncertainties, of integrated math adoption in the US.

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The Future of California Math: What Could Localized Math Curriculum Choices Mean for The State’s Curriculum Landscape?

Explore the implications of localized math curriculum choices in California. Discover how a significant number of districts are opting for 'off-list' products and what this…

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Commonly Selected High School Math Curricula are Getting Dusty: 3 Key Insights From Our High School Math Report

Explore insights on the state of high school math curricula. While progress in K-8 math curriculum choices is promising, our data reveals key challenges at…

Elementary school student solving a math problem on the board with the help of her Asian teacher and diverse classmates.

How Targeted Sampling Brings an Equity Lens to Analyzing the Curriculum Landscape

Discover how targeted sampling enhances equity in analyzing the curriculum landscape. Learn how focusing on specific districts, such as those serving historically underserved communities, provides…

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Examining the Rise of Open Educational Resources in Math

CEMD's recent math reports reveal a rise in open educational resources (OERs), freely accessible curricula, in the national education market.

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Three Things We Love About EdReports’ ‘State of the Instructional Materials Market’ Report

High-quality curriculum matters. Discover three reasons why CEMD is optimistic about EdReports' instructional materials market analysis.

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Q&A With CEMD’s Founders: Reflecting on Our Mission to Transform the Education Market and Improve Student Outcomes

Founders Jeff Livingston, Beth Mejia, and Jay Bakhru reflect on CEMD's mission to help district leaders best support underserved students.

Three diverse state education agency leaders sitting at a table discussing curriculum transparency for K-12 students in their district.

Illuminating the District Curriculum Selection Landscape to Drive Systemic Change in K-12 Education

Read to discover how CEMD is bridging the information gap in district curriculum selection to drive systematic change in K-12 education.

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What’s Next For EdReports In a Changing K-12 Market?

Chief Academic Officer of EdReports, Courtney Allison, shares about their work and the evolving K-12 education market's need for high-quality curriculum.


The Red Sunset: How Will New Curriculum Adoptions in Key States Impact Students?

Upcoming curriculum adoptions in California and Texas have the potential to generate a ripple effect on the K-12 education market and expand access to high-quality…

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The CEMD Impact Core: Why Study These Districts?

Capturing the curriculum selections made by districts creates transparency in the education market. By doing so through CEMD's novel dataset, the Impact Core, we can…

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Why Math? Why Now?: The Urgency of Relevant and Engaging Math Education

Now more than ever, teachers need access to high-quality instructional materials to engage students in real-world math education.

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Assessing Your District’s Existing Mathematics Instructional Materials to Ensure Equitable Outcomes

Learn how district leaders and educators can partner to ensure equitable outcomes for multilingual learners, specifically with high-quality instructional mathematics materials.

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Evaluating Mathematics Curriculum to Ensure Success for Multilingual Learners

High-quality instructional materials are needed to support the instruction of multilingual learners, making learning more accessible and equitable.

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A Team Effort: How Parents, Caregivers, and Communities Can Help Tutoring Succeed

When district leaders implemented tutoring programs, logistics were of course considered. Less talked about but perhaps as important to their success was how to engage…

K-12 education leader looking at charts and data on paper while planning for a school tutoring program using outcomes-based contracting.

Planning for Sustainability: Maintaining Tutoring Programs in a Post-ESSER World

With ESSER funding ending, learn how K-12 school districts plan to sustain and fund high-impact tutoring programs for underserved students.

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Navigating the Tutoring Selection Process for Maximum Impact

How do districts determine whether to use internal or external tutoring partners? Read about key insights, strategies, and important factors to consider.

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Why Tutoring? Why Now?: Exploring the Urgency and Impact of Tutoring

The Center for Education Market Dynamics reflects on past conversations with district leaders across the country about their successful tutoring programs. Explore the pressing need…

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The Impact Core: The Domino Effect of Driving Change in Just 5% of US School Districts

The Center for Education Market Dynamics has identified 934 districts that represent an outsized percentage of K-12 students, especially the historically marginalized. Read to learn…

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Top Five Tips for Driving Impact Through Effective Tutoring

Faced with learning loss after the COVID-19 pandemic, K-12 school districts across the country have turned to high-dosage tutoring. Learn from district leaders about the…

Ensuring Equitable Student Outcomes With High-Impact Tutoring

Ensuring Equitable Student Outcomes With High-Impact Tutoring

Equity is often a central theme in a school or district’s decision to implement tutoring. But what does it actually mean to implement an equitable…

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