Curriculum and Instruction
In defining curriculum one can look at it as the academic study of researching, developing, and implementing curriculum changes in schools to increase academic success among students. Since no two students are the same, it's important for the curriculum to be general and broad enough to provide information to all students at all levels of proficiency, while still being specific enough not to compromise the quality of the materials being taught.
 
Instruction is certain techniques to which one wants to provide teachers with the tools they need in order to have success in their classrooms. You want to equip teachers with techniques that work, curricula that students can understand, and activities that will keep them engaged and interested. It can be difficult to strike that perfect balance of interest, activity, and learning, but it's a challenge well worth taking.
 
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Parent Information
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a coherent progression of learning expectations in English language arts and mathematics designed to prepare K–12 students for college and career success. The CCSS communicate what is expected of students at each grade level, putting students, parents, teachers, and school administrators on the same page, working toward shared goals. Below are links to information to help you as a parent to know what will be expected to learn at each grade level.
 
 
To access the information, click on the desired grade level.