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Dec. 8, 2016
Dirk Tedmon
Media Relations Specialist
Come read with us!
MINNEAPOLIS – Kids who read grow up to succeed — and to improve the success of students, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is in the process of adopting a new Pre-K–5 standards-based literacy curriculum. 
The district’s last literacy curriculum adoption occurred in 2008. Since then, there have been significant shifts in content standards. MPS is seeking a culturally relevant and responsive curriculum that focuses on the “Big Five” of literacy acquisition: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and text comprehension.
Potential vendors for the curriculum have been identified, and the district welcomes public input on the finalists. Members of the community are invited to share their perspective at a community curriculum fair.
What:      Community Curriculum Fair
When:     Saturday, Dec. 10
                 9 a.m.–noon
                 Monday, Dec. 12
                 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Where:    Mona Moede Early Childhood Center (Door 14)
                  Room A207
                  2410 Girard Ave. N.
                  Minneapolis, MN 55411
In the spring, vendor finalists will pilot materials at several Pre-K–8 schools, and the community will be invited to participate in open houses and provide input. By the end of the school year, the district will select a vendor and submit a recommendation to the Minneapolis Board of Education. With Board approval, the new curriculum would be available at all MPS schools for the 2017-18 school year.
Learn more about the Pre-K–5 literacy curriculum adoption process and see how you can get involved at www.mpls.k12.mn.us/literacy_curriculum_adoption_process.html.