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Rationale for a Standards-Based Curriculum

    Curriculum planning has been an integral part of the educational process since the

formalized education of our youth began when the first English-speaking people settled

along the Atlantic seaboard in the early 17th century.  However, the collective concern

regarding the manner in which our country's youth was actually prepared did not rise

to the level of such dire proportion until 1983 when the National Commission on Excellence

in Education published its Nation at Risk which stated that "the educational foundations

of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our

very future as a nation and a people. . . . We have, in effect, been committing an act of

unthinking, unilateral educational disarmament" (1983, National Commission on

Excellence in Education).

Please visit this page again in the near future as we begin our School Improvement Plan.

                  

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