Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/28/2023 - 6:00 PM
Category: Instruction & Programs - Votes
Type: Action
Subject: 17.7 Approval of Grade 4 Science PLTW Curriculum by the Newark Board of Education
Strategic Plans:
Priority 2.1
2.1 Develop and implement a pre-K through grade 12 inclusive curricula and assessments that elevate historically marginalized voices, strengthen and sustain a focus on the instructional core, and provide opportunities to learn about perspectives beyond one’s own scope.
Priority 2.3
2.3 Develop a cognitive-learning approach to pedagogy and instruction that deepens understanding of the science of learning and centralizes knowledge building as core to improving the academic achievement of all students, including English language learners, students with special needs, and struggling learners.
File Attachment:
Summary: Whereas, the Newark Board of Education is committed to the continuing improvement of the educational program of the district, and Whereas, teachers, department chairs, and central office personnel have authored Grade Four Science Project Lead The Way Curriculum guide that provide a year long overview, differentiation and assessments.
Funding : No cost to the district.
Recommendation to the Board: Now therefore, be it resolved that the Newark Board of Education approve the Grade Four Science PLTW Curriculum.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Mary Ann Reilly - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Brenda Liss - General Counsel
Signed By:
Roger León - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Josephine Garcia Moved, Member A'Dorian Murray-Thomas seconded to approve the Original motion 'Now therefore, be it resolved that the Newark Board of Education approve the Grade Four Science PLTW Curriculum.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
Josephine Garcia     Yes
Dawn Haynes     Yes
A'Dorian Murray-Thomas     Yes
Hasani Council     Yes
Daniel Gonzalez     Yes
Crystal Williams     Yes
Allison K. James-Frison     Yes