There have been recent discussions in the community regarding the curriculum in the Dearborn Public Schools. The district follows the Common Core State Standards. Here is a link to the webpage:https://www.michigan.gov/mde/services/academic-standards. We also provide
common resources for teachers to ensure consistency across the district.
All curriculum is reviewed by a committee of teachers and administrators before being brought to the Board of Education for approval. Here is a link to an overview of Dearborn’s curriculum: https://dearbornschools.org/services/core-curriculum/. Curriculum is reviewed based on changes in state standards and in order to keep materials current and relevent.
Here is a link to the guideline on the process to approve, evaluate, and pilot curriculum materials. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kwT6qfwZOMMFhke76spvfboJuO6CwVeUNvcfKVlFDp4/edit
In addition, any new curriculum is shared with parents so they can review the material their children will see in the classroom. Here is an article where this recently occurred: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kwT6qfwZOMMFhke76spvfboJuO6CwVeUNvcfKVlFDp4/edit
The district asks parents to please discuss their concerns or questions about curriculum with their child’s teacher and principal.