Educational Materials & New Curriculum
The educational materials include Common Core educational material, classroom supplemental materials, Reading A-Z, etc.
FEEF also financed a completely new reading and language arts curriculum worth about $100k.
The existing Reading language / arts materials were purchased in 2003 or so. Teachers were using a mixture of old texts as well as ancillary instructional materials to teach lessons designed to help students meet the California Common Core State Standards. It was felt that having a cohesive comprehensive curriculum across all grades would have benefited students across all grades tremendously.
Ms. Harrington has been a member of a district committee charged with vetting various curricular programs for reading and language arts. After careful review of the programs approved by the State of California, she and the teaching staff across all grades decided that Houghton Mifflin’s Journeys was the program deemed to be the best designed to meet the needs at Faria.