Reformed curricula needs lead to changes in purchasing

Faced with decreased budgets and changing needs, some school districts are choosing to purchase curricula materials "a la carte," rather than as a prepackaged, multigrade curriculum. Some officials, including Byron, Minn., Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Elstad, said the need to reform the way resources are purchased has been based on the transition from the quickly outdated traditional textbook to more digital content that can be updated.

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