Last Thursday, February 27th, Norwalk Public Schools superintendent, Dr. Manny Rivera, presented his recommended PreK-5 English Language Arts Program to the Board of Education Curriculum and Instruction Committee. Following the 60-minute power point presentation, the committee voted 3-1 to forward his recommendations to the full Board of Education for review. His plan includes the recommendation to go with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys as the primary English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum, with Core Knowledge (CKLA) as an optional pilot alternative, in a couple of schools for K-2 classrooms, and the adoptions of Scholastic’s Core Knowledge Classroom Libraries to create independent reading libraries in every classroom. The curriculum is expected to be voted on within the next 30 days, with implementation in the classrooms next fall, as districts get ready to deploy curriculum that supports the new Common Core State Standards.
Core Knowledge Language Arts