Pittsburgh turns curriculum over to district's teachers

07/8/2007 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Unhappy with an outside company's new curriculum, Pittsburgh school leaders are asking their own teachers to develop districtwide lesson plans with help from the University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Learning. The first courses written by Kaplan, which the district had contracted with and was to pay $8.4 million, forced teachers to cover material too quickly without being rigorous enough, educators said.

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