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Curriculum and Instruction



K-12 Mathematics Curriculum

Starting in 2018-19 NUSD has a new comprehensive Common Core Aligned K-12 math program: Big Ideas Math.

Big Ideas Math is a research-based program providing a focused and coherent curriculum for students in elementary, middle and high school. There are a number of online resources and tools for teachers, students and parents/guardians. We encourage you to utilize these resources to support your student’s math development.

For more information about Big Ideas, please visit

Math Links

English Language Arts

In Spring 2016, NUSD School Board adopted Lucy Calkins Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop in grades K-6. Currently, Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop is also being piloted at Newark Junior High School.

Quick ELA Links

  • Newslea – Nonfiction literacy and current events
  • Book Search – Scholastic Parent Resource for finding books at your child’s level
  • Youngzine – News + more for kids
  • OverDrive – Borrow eBooks, audiobooks and more from your local public library
  • My Story – A simple book making app that allows kids to create e-books and share them
  • TIME for Kids – News articles by grade level.

Curriculum Standards

The Newark Unified School District has adopted the new California State Standards in English-Language Arts, Mathematics, NGSS (Science), History-Social Science and Physical Education.

Click here for more information on the California State Standards.

Textbooks and Instructional Materials

Click here to view a list of current adopted textbooks and materials.

Incoming Kindergarten Parents

We had a wonderful turn out at our 2nd Annual Incoming K Parent Meeting. Here are links to the Slide Deck if you missed it or want to take another look.

TK-K Readiness – NUSD Presentation

TK-K Readiness – Espanol

“Day in The Life of a Kindergartner”