Striving For Excellence

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 2:18pm

Maryland school district works to top new national standards.

Young students enrolled in Maryland's Montgomery County public schools are experiencing something new in the classroom.

Instead of sitting still at their desks students in kindergarten, first and second grade are working together to solve problems.

"The revolution is we're not just teaching to the test in addition we're helping students learn for their entire lives," says Innovative Programs director Martin Creel.

It's part of a new initiative called Curriculum 2.0.

"It’s a much more natural way of teaching kids and we think as folks are more comfortable with it were going to see their love of learning increase a lot," says superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr.

School administrators believe the new system will help them meet and exceed new national education standards.

The new program will soon be extended to other grades as well.

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