9/30/2011

A Maryland district has expanded its "Curriculum 2.0," which focuses on instruction in critical thinking and problem-solving, plus broad concepts, but it also has daily and weekly objectives. The elementary-school curriculum, based on national academic standards, now is being used in all kindergarten and first-grade classes and some second-grade classes. However, some have criticized the new curriculum, saying it might not be rigorous enough for high-performing students.

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