Expanding access to high-quality, standards-aligned curricular materials can significantly improve student outcomes, especially when teachers have the professional learning opportunities they need to make the most of those materials. The Center for Instructional Support (CIS) at DESE is committed to ensuring that all students in Massachusetts enjoy the many benefits of a strong curriculum.
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