An important understanding regarding curriculum - it is never really done! Curriculum documents are constantly being revised and revisited as teachers and administrators reflect on effective practices. Our current curriculum initiatives focus on aligning our curriculum to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These standards (CCSS) are not a curriculum, but serve as a guide for schools as they develop curricula to prepare students for colleges and careers. Part of the art of teaching, is to bring students of different backgrounds and ability levels to common goals. The CCSS do not stymie these efforts, rather they provide effective targets and identified end skills for teachers to strive towards with their students.
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