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Family Resources


  • Why Do Americans Stink at Math?,” New York Times, July 23, 2014

  • Have patience on imperfect Common Core,” USA Today, May 21, 2014
    In this op-ed, John Ewing, president of Math for America, describes how the Common Core forms an educational framework of eight mathematical practices for all grades and explains what it means to understand, not just memorize, math procedures. He further suggests that an obsession with test-based accountability has distorted every aspect of modern education, stating that to “abandon the standards because they might be misused is to argue that we should abandon education itself.”
  • Q&A for parents on the new Next Generation Science Standards from the National Science Teachers Association

  • Parent, student, teacher information guide for NJASK Science 4th Grade

  • Parent, student, teacher information guide for NJASK Science 8th Grade

MPS: Curricula Guide for Families

The links below will take you to documents that highlight what your child will learn in English Language Arts in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Included in these guides is information on Balanced Literacy and the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). 

See also the full K-5 ELA and Math Curricula.

Updated: 10/17/2017