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Board Discusses Aligning District’s Curricula

By Travis Volz

Discussions of curriculum topped the agenda at Monday’s rescheduled meeting of the West Washington County Unit District 10 Board of Education.

Principal Amanda Ganey has addressed the board about her plans to update the district’s curriculum to enhance consistency from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade.

“The goal is to have a consistent curriculum all the way through to make sure material is covered in scope and sequence,” she said. “The idea is to make sure teachers at each level are covering everything and not overteaching anything.”

Social studies is one of the subjects in which a new curriculum is being tested, and sixth grade teacher Camille Hudgens reported her experience with Social Studies Weekly.

“The kids are really enjoying it, and I think it has a lot of good information,” Hudgens said. “It’s basically a weekly newspaper that covers topics, and there is a new one every week.”

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