Behind the Headline: New curriculum working its way into Montgomery County schools

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New curriculum working its way into Montgomery County schools
12/06/10 | The Washington Post

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All Together Now?
Winter 2011 | Education Next

Montgomery County, Md. is creating a comprehensive elementary school curriculum aligned to the Common Core standards as part of a $2.25 million agreement with Pearson, an education publisher that will make the new curriculum (as well as supplemental training materials and tests) available worldwide. The new curriculum integrates history, science, and art into daily classroom life, explains Michael Birnbaum in the Washington Post, but some teachers say that the integrated curriculum makes it more difficult to differentiate instruction for students at different levels. In the Winter 2011 issue of Ed Next, Mike Petrilli wrote about how one Montgomery County school is attempting to teach high-performing and low-performing students using the old curriculum.

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