Dist. 95 Makes Commitment to Develop New Curriculum
Rooney, Timothy S., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer
Large scale school changes take time and money and Lake Zurich Unit District 95 is using both to provide students with a more exciting academic environment.
While students may be enjoying lazy summer days, teachers, staff and parents will be busy this year.
The board approved up to $60,000, a 451 percent increase from two year's ago, to write new and rewrite old curriculum that will be put in action over the next two years.
Last year the board approved $40,000 for the same program. Both are dramatic increases from the $1,300 allocated two year's ago to review textbooks.
Sharon Kramer, assistant superintendent for curriculum, brought the review system with her when she joined the district three years ago.
"There was a review cycle that consisted of looking at new textbooks," Kramer said. "Now they look at skills and objectives" and books.
Reviewing textbooks only was a more traditional model of the program that occurred every few years. The new program looks …
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Publication information: Article title: Dist. 95 Makes Commitment to Develop New Curriculum. Contributors: Rooney, Timothy S. - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: May 6, 1996. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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