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Technology and 21st Century Life & Career Curriculum Standards Undergo Five-Year Review

Citizens have opportunities for public input

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Yaple
David Saenz
Date: August 6, 2014 609-292-1126

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education is announcing that it will be taking public comment on revisions to two of the Core Curriculum Content Standards: Technology and 21st Century Life and Careers.

Every five years, the State Board of Education is required by law to review and re-adopt the Core Curriculum Content Standards. Seven of the nine subject areas of Core Curriculum Content Standards have already been reconsidered this year, and the public will be able to review and comment on the two remaining standards, Technology and 21st Century Life and Careers, from Aug. 4 through Sept. 17.

The State Board of Education originally adopted the Core Curriculum Content Standards in 1996. In each of the five-year review processes, the standards have been reviewed and adjusted by expert committees to incorporate new content where appropriate, so that the standards continue to address the educational needs of students.

The public review and comment period on the second set of standards runs until Sept. 17. The public has the opportunity to review the draft standards and provide comments and suggestions at public hearings or by email before adoption by the State Board of Education.

Sessions for the second set of standards will be conducted beginning at 4 p.m. at the following locations:

August 12, 2014 Gloucester County College
1400 Tanyard Road
Lecture Room 430
Sewell, NJ 08080
August 13, 2014 Hunterdon County Complex Building 1
314 State Route 12
Flemington, NJ 08822
September 3, 2014 NJ Department of Education, Trenton, NJ
100 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08625
Register (Opens August 15)

For more information about the proposed standards, to register to speak at any of the public hearings, or for contact information to send comments, go to the NJDOE's 2014 Standards Public Review and Comment page.