New English, Math Materials Planned for All Guilford County Schools High Schools
GREENSBORO — Guilford County Schools is planning to add new curriculum materials for high school students in math and English next school year.
For both subjects, those materials will include student workbooks, teacher guides and parent resources, according to Chief Academic Officer Whitney Oakley. For English, it will also include a variety of novels and nonfiction books.
About half of the high schools have been trying out the materials on behalf of the district this school year, she said.
School board members are set to vote Tuesday on recommendations that the district continue contracts for professional development to help teachers learn to use these materials as well as curriculum materials already in place at other grade levels.
The money for the training would come from federal dollars that can only be spent on professional development, Oakley said. The school administration does not need a vote from the school board to go ahead with purchasing the materials, she said.
This is all part of a major multi-year process the district has been going through under Superintendent Sharon Contreras to choose reading and math materials to use for the whole district that line up with the state standards.
Previously, teachers and schools had pulled together a wide range of materials from different sources.
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