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At New Jersey Apartments, we understand the importance of education in today's society. Parents want nothing more than to place their children in schools where they know their children will be in good hands. Especially when moving to a new area, parents want to make sure that there are appropriate schools nearby. Researching specific needs and wants for their children's education is the first step that any moving parent should take. A simple phone call to the school's district will answer most of your questions, but not all. Some cases may require a visit to a counselor who is more than willing to help a parent find the right education and school for their kids. The internet is also a very useful source for information regarding ANYTHING related to your child's education. Here is a link to the Department of Education New Jersey.

Department of Education New Jersey

Understanding Standards

In 1995, in response to the need to establish what every child should have the opportunity to learn, the New Jersey Department of Education set in motion a massive standards development process with the involvement of educators, business, higher education, and parents/citizens. After two years of input and intensive development and revision, the original Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS) that define what every child should know and be able to do upon graduation from high school were adopted by the State Board of Education in May 1996.

Prior to the adoption of the standards, the approximately six hundred school districts in New Jersey created their own curricula based on local goals and decisions. There were wide variations in educational programs among the districts. Parents who moved to another community often felt that their children were at a disadvantage because the school programs were so different.

The original standards comprise seven academic areas as follows: language arts literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, visual and performing arts, world languages, and comprehensive health and physical education. The original standards were revised and readopted in 2003. Two new areas were added in 2004 -- Technological Literacy and Career Education and Consumer, Family and Life Skills . The state's standards also meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

The standards and the indicators related to them set the educational expectations in each subject area from grades K-12. School districts now have a common core of what they must teach. School districts have been implementing all parts of the standards since 1996. Local boards of education and local administrations have designed new curricula or realigned previous curricula to incorporate all of the standards. Curriculum documents for every aspect of the standards should be available at your school district's business office. Also built into the original standards document is the mandated five-year review process.

To assist districts with curriculum development and implementation, the Department of Education developed frameworks in each of the academic areas. The frameworks are practical guides that contain a wealth of examples of strategies and activities that teachers can use in children's classrooms to effectively teach the standards.

No child is to be exempt from learning the Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS). If programs need to be adjusted to accomplish this for some students, districts are expected to make those adjustments. Parents and guardians are the strongest advocates that children have. Your school district continually makes decisions about courses and programs that affect your children. The department encourages all parents to become part of the decision-making process in your district and to work closely with teachers to assure that your children are learning what the standards require.

Are Teachers Prepared?

After developing, adopting and implementing standards-based reform in New Jersey, we still have a challenge facing all of us - how do we make sure that every student in every public school achieves our Core Curriculum Content Standards. If we can accomplish this goal, every student will be equipped to go on to college or a career with the skills and knowledge he or she needs for a successful transition into adulthood...

Career Preparation

There has been criticism over the years from the business and corporate community about the lack of workplace skills among young employees. In addition, modern workers are faced with rapidly changing work opportunities that require all of us to have a greater variety of skills in order to survive the career changes we are likely to encounter...

Source from Department of Education New Jersey

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