Feedback sought for new, current GCPS curriculum

SUWANEE -- Officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools have invited parents, community members and staff to participate in a review of the school district's curriculum.

The review offers two opportunities for participants to share feedback about the school system's Academic Knowledge and Skills curriculum.

Officials want input on new AKS curriculum that has been developed to align with new state Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. In addition, those interested can give feedback on additions, changes or deletions for the current curriculum.

Feedback is being accepted through Dec. 9 at www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us, and at local schools. Feedback may also be submitted through e-mail at aks_review@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards is an updated state-level curriculum for K-12 language arts, K-12 mathematics and 6-12 literacy standards for science, social studies and technical education.

The revised curriculum will be phased in during the 2012-13 school year for K-12 language arts and K-10 mathematics.

According to the Georgia Department of Education's website, the standards are intended to "provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace."

-- From staff reports


Homeschooler 3 years, 8 months ago

Before I was a homeschooler, I had the unfortunate experience of having my 2 older children enrolled in GCPS. Having moved into GCPS from out-of-state, I can tell you this was the worst system in which my children were enrolled. Despite my MANY attempts to be a participant in PTA, curriculum reviews, etc. it quickly became apparent that unless I was there to support the establishment, my input was not welcome. Thus, my 3rd child is homeschooled and the 2 older children are successful in life despite GCPS who did nothing for them but try to undermine their education at every turn.


Mack711 3 years, 8 months ago

Public schools today do not prepare their students for real life.In real life there are losers,,look at the increacing jail population. Students today may not have the basic skills to continue their education in college where they must work to remain in school. Homeschooler is correct in that if you disagree with the current establishment you are labeled as a troublemaker. In some cases standards have been lowered in order to make a system look good. It is no wonder that other countries have students that excel in the basic skills since they do not opereate a 'Social Club' and call it a school.


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