September 9, 2021 — Canyon Independent School District has adopted Inquiry By Design as its English Language Arts core curriculum for grades 9-12. With just over 10,000 students enrolled in the district, Canyon ISD becomes the largest and newest Texas school district to partner with Inquiry By Design.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Canyon ISD,” said Nick Resnick, Chief Executive Officer of Inquiry By Design. “Under Canyon’s bold ELA vision and leadership, we believe our curriculum will have a lasting impact on students in the region.”
Canyon is the seventh Texas school district in the last year to adopt Inquiry By Design, expanding the ELA curriculum company’s growing presence in the Lone Star state and joining school districts like Jacksonville, Grapevine-Colleyville, Boys Ranch, Rains, Tulia, and River Road.
The inquiry-based company is expanding its footprint along the West Coast as well with Highline Public Schools (enrollment of over 17,000 students) recently announcing the adoption of Inquiry By Design’s curriculum for grades 6-12. Portland Public Schools, one of the largest districts in the Northwest, adopted Inquiry By Design for grades 6-12 in spring of 2016, followed in 2017 by Federal Way, Washington (9-12); Berkeley, California (6-8); Tigard-Tualatin School District (6-12); and Renton Public Schools (9-12). The company also continues work with several other West Coast districts, including school districts in Bend-La Pine, Black Butte, and North Clackamas (in Oregon) and Alameda and Cupertino (in California).
Inquiry By Design is committed to student-centered literacy and language learning marked by the reading, writing about, and discussion of content-rich, complex texts. The company firmly believes that all students deserve—and even crave—real, meaningful, and relevant work. Hence, its motto: No fake work.