The new curriculum in Akron comes as the state legislature considers three bills that could limit the role of K-12 schools in teaching controversial topics.
AKRON, Ohio — Board members for Akron Public Schools will vote at Monday night’s meeting on new English and reading textbooks that celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion.
The new curriculum comes as the state legislature considers three bills that could limit the role of K through 12 schools in teaching controversial topics.
For kindergarten through second grade, the proposed material is called Wonders 2023, from McGraw Hill. For third through 12th grade, they’ve chosen Houghton Mifflin Harcourt text called, Into Reading and Into Literature. The cost for the new curriculums is just over $5.5 million dollars.
Akron educators follow a seven-year cycle for new materials to match state standards. The district says it’s confident these proposed selections are a good fit for its diverse population.
“We want our kids to be able …