Ga. district uses blended approach when purchasing new curricula

07/29/2013 | Times (Gainesville, Ga.), The

Gainesville City Schools in Georgia is adopting new materials as the district transitions to the Common Core State Standards. Use of more digital materials is part of the plan, and students in one school will use devices on which they can access assignments from home, even without Internet access. The district also will purchase some print-based textbooks but will add a digital option. "As the state had made all of their changes to math, if you're purchasing a six-year textbook contract, you can get stuck without the ability to adapt to the changes," Curriculum and Instruction Director Jamey Moore said, adding, "So with the digital resources you're able to have that update (automatically) occurring."

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