Pearson to accelerate use of county's integrated curriculum
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has formed a private partnership with Pearson, an education publishing company, to create a rigorous, integrated curriculum for elementary school students. Over the next two years, MCPS will be working with Pearson to develop the curriculum, which the publishing company hopes will be complete in three years. MCPS has granted Pearson the rights to market the curriculum to other school systems in the nation that are interested in adopting the program.
Tofig emphasized that students are expected to greatly benefit from this integrated curriculum. "There's almost no risk for MCPS in this deal,” he said. Because of the agreement between MCPS and Pearson, Tofig added that the plan even has monetary pluses. "It ultimately could benefit us financially,” he said.
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