Communicating What You Teach

Carr, Nora
November 2007
American School Board Journal;Nov2007, Vol. 194 Issue 11, p44
The article reports that debates on public school curriculum continue to be waged across the U.S. The Khalil Gibran International Academy, a new Arabic language public school in New York City, whose curriculum is based on a Middle Eastern studies theme, elicited both support and protests. A new charter school in Hollywood, Florida serving kosher food and teaching Hebrew to its 100 young students in kindergarten also elicited concerns from some groups. In Texas, a majority of state school board members said they will not endorse making intelligent design part of the curriculum. Some suggestions to make a new curriculum initiative or other significant change successful are presented.


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