|For Immediate Release|
|Thursday, June 29, 1995|
New Statewide Drafts of Curriculum Frameworks Now Available on Internet
Malden - Commissioner of Education Robert V. Antonucci announced today that the drafts of the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks to assist teaching in seven academic areas are now available to the world on the Internet.
Detailing the historic Massachusetts Common Core of Learning which sets the broad educational goals for all public school students, these draft guides describe suggested teaching methodology and curriculum content in seven core academic subjects:
English language arts, math, science and technology, social studies, the arts, world languages and health.
Public understanding of the frameworks is being aggressively promoted, according to Commissioner Antonucci. "Our children must achieve at higher educational levels and we need to have the full support of all constituencies in this process. The more informed about and committed to Education Reform we all are, the more likely it is that students will succeed," said Antonucci.
These teaching guides will be the basis for the new statewide educational assessment, which will soon be under development.
The frameworks are the result of months of collaboration among educational professionals, parents, students and civic leaders. More than 1030 study groups of 6 to 10 school teachers apiece have been reviewing these drafts in their schools. An additional 3300 teachers and parents have attended open house meetings across the state to review earlier drafts. The frameworks are scheduled for formal approval by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education and Board of Education in October.
The draft frameworks and many other education reform materials can be read by contacting the Department of Education at its World Wide Web address: http://www.doe.mass.edu/
Traditional hard-copy readers can call the Department of Education for written materials (781-338-3000).