Core Curriculum Program
The Core Curriculum program aims to provide rigorous, high-quality curricula and materials to New York City students by offering a seamless, coherent instructional program across grades and within a content area. Core Curriculum instructional materials have been identified by the NYCDOE because they align to the Common Core Learning Standards and other New York State standards. Schools that participate in the Core Curriculum program benefit by purchasing materials that have been selected for their quality as well as their competitive pricing. In addition, Central covers expenditures above a school’s NYSTL allocation to support year one costs of program adoption. However, New York City principals can choose which instructional materials and programs to purchase, develop or adapt for use in their schools to best meet their students’ needs.
For school year 2016-17, the Core Curriculum program includes instructional materials in the following content areas:
Grades K-5: English Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies
Grades 6-8: English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Health
Grades 9-12: English Language Arts, Math, and Health
In addition, there are also instructional materials for alternately assessed students in District 75 Citywide Programs and Academic, Career, and Essential Skills (ACES) Programs in grades K-12.
For additional information, please visit the Core Curriculum intranet page, accessible to NYCDOE employees.
Division of Teaching and Learning’s Service Center
The Division of Teaching and Learning’s Service Center is available to provide technical assistance to both schools and their support structure. The Service Center also serves as a resource to provide additional information directly to schools about Core Curriculum processes, activities, and timelines. The Service Center can be reached Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm at (718) 935-3334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.