By KELLIANNE GAMMILL
Preston schools have adopted a new curriculum that will be implemented this upcoming school year.
The curriculum will focus heavily on math and English in hopes of creating a generation better prepared for either post-secondary education or the workforce.
Though Preston has adopted the new curriculum, Preston will not be the only school district to do so.
“The curriculum not only in Preston is changing, but in Idaho and the nation as well,” Preston High School Principal Jeff Lords said. “This is something that has been worked on for several years now and will continue to be a focus for schools. This is called the Common Core State Standards Initiative.”
The standards were voluntarily adopted by the Idaho Department of Education after a nationwide effort to better prepare high school students for the real world.
“Working together, states have developed standards that define the knowledge and skill students should have within their K-12 education careers so they will graduate from high school able to succeed beyond high school in post-secondary education and the workforce,” Lords said. “The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.”
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