LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the largest district-wide reading adoptions in history, McGraw-Hill Education is pleased to partner with the Los Angeles Unified School District to bring California Treasures to elementary school students at the start of the 2011-2012 school year.
California Treasures, a research-validated 21st Century K-6 comprehensive reading language arts program, couples high-quality and culturally responsive literature with differentiated instruction, purposeful practice, writing support, and an embedded classroom management system. The program aligns to Common Core California Standards (CCCS), and includes extensive input from California teachers to reflect the needs of all students including English Learners, Strategic Learners, On-Level, and Advanced students.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is the largest public school system in California and the second largest public school district in the United States, serving approximately 678,000 students. "This is a historic moment for LAUSD. We are moving forward with an English Language Arts program that fully integrates reading with English language development," said Dr. Judy Elliott, LAUSD's chief academic officer. "We will build upon the significant work of the past decade and work to accelerate the reading achievement of all our K-6 students regardless of zip code." California Treasures with Reading Triumphs offers a multi-tiered approach to instruction and intervention toward mastery in English Language Arts and English Language Development.
"We are very proud that the Los Angeles Unified School District selected California Treasures as its new reading curriculum," said Tom DeWitt, regional vice president of McGraw-Hill's School Education Group. "Our goal is for all students to excel in reading achievement and prepare them for future, reading with transferrable skills for academic success."
"California Treasures is a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum, which is aligned to meet state standards and support the district's high enrollment of English language learners," said McGraw-Hill's Cheryl De La Vega, district manager of PreK-12 Urban Centers. "This program has proven success in improving test scores and enhancing both learning and teaching outcomes across California. We look forward to a strong and successful partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District."
Additional information about California Treasures professional development, program research, and much more is available at the following site.
About McGraw-Hill School Education Group
The McGraw-Hill School Education Group, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for K-12 education markets, offering traditional and digital instructional, assessment, and reference content and tools for teachers and students. The School Education Group addresses critical areas in primary and secondary education through Learning Solutions Centers focused on improving student learning outcomes and promoting digital innovation in literacy, STEM, college and career readiness, and intervention and special needs education. All of McGraw-Hill's content for elementary schools and secondary schools is available in digital form. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com.
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