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Newly Formed Diversity Board

We have implemented a new Diversity Board to our product development team. We organized the board to integrate and maintain cultural competence within our curriculum materials. The Board Members Studies Weekly is one of only a handful of educational companies to incorporate a Diversity Board onto its team. “Our diversity board helps us to ensure that our new content is culturally inclusive...

Appointment of New CEO: John McCurdy

John McCurdy has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer effective May 1, 2018. McCurdy succeeds Studies Weekly’s previous CEO, Ed Rickers, who announced his desire to step down and retire after almost 20 years of continuous service to the company. “My role is to continue to safeguard the vision of Studies Weekly and, when the timing is right, unveil more of that vision. There’s definitely...

State Standards are Covered with Studies Weekly

At Studies Weekly, we often tout the phrase that our product is created “by teachers, for teachers.” Specifically, this means that our staff consists of veteran teachers who know what is important to you as a teacher. This includes strict compliance with state standards. Process Ensures Standards Compliance Each of our publications goes through a rigorous process to ensure compliance...

Parent Accounts: Getting the Most Out of Studies Weekly

As a teacher, you know that parent involvement is one of the key indicators in the value of your students’ education. You also know firsthand that your students’ parents can either be your greatest allies or present difficult hurdles into your teaching. After several years of experience with our online tool, and after feedback from some of our valued educators, we added the awesome...

Increase Critical Thinking with Studies Weekly

Critical thinking is more than just being able to think clearly about a topic or a problem. It is a crucial life skill that every student must learn. Many of our students will not learn this essential skill at home, so it becomes extraordinarily important to increase critical thinking at school. (In the meantime, you can get parents more engaged with our Parent Accounts.) Teachers have actually...

Getting the Most Out of Your Studies Weekly Account

Did you know your Studies Weekly print publications already have a subscription to our online tool? We are always surprised to find out when teachers who have been using Studies Weekly print materials for years are not also taking advantage of the online side of their products! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or even a student, Studies Weekly’s online format is user-friendly and...

See Our Primary Source Media Online!

As a teacher, one of the most difficult things about your responsibility to students is teaching them real-world, real-time applications of events in history. Elementary school students now were not even born when historically significant events such as the September 11 attacks occurred, but most of you can probably remember where you were and what you were doing on that fateful day. So what is...

February 2018 Wrap-up and Look Ahead

It’s been a great month here at Studies Weekly. With our amazing social studies materials hot off the presses, we are getting ready to ship these out to teachers all over the country. We couldn’t do what we do without all of you, and we are deeply appreciative. We wanted to start off this month with a recap of what’s been going on as well as give you a look ahead of what...

Our Award-Winning Classroom Resources

For over 30 years, Studies Weekly has been working hard to create and produce valuable classroom products for teachers like you to use in your classrooms. We are now beyond excited to announce that we will now be bringing you award-winning classroom resources. Most Promising New Textbook Award Mississippi Studies Weekly has been awarded a 2018 Most Promising New Textbook Award by the Textbook and...

Teacher Professional Development Made Easier

We have mentioned some notable changes to our online tools over the last couple of weeks. We wanted to make online student reporting easier, have functions that made testing students simpler, and revamped our teacher professional development site for better usability. The following elements on our site were updated and went live February 1st: Autosave Function on Assessments (reviewed here)...