South Lane School District Adopts Inquiry By Design for Grades 9-12

August 22, 2022 —  South Lane School District has adopted Inquiry By Design as its English Language Arts core curriculum for grades 9-12. With just over 2,400 students enrolled in the district, South Lane School District joins several new districts to partner with Inquiry By Design beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.

“We are beyond thrilled to partner with South Lane School District,” said Nick Resnick, Chief Executive Officer of Inquiry By Design. “[South Lane’s] steadfast belief in closing achievement and opportunity gaps while ensuring all students experience more rigorous instruction and a broad range of educational experiences will have a lasting impact on students.”

The Oregon State Board of Education reviewed and formally adopted Inquiry By Design as an official, statewide adopted ELA curriculum for grades 6-12. School districts across Oregon recently completed a lengthy statewide English Language Arts adoption process to partner with publishers for a multiyear cycle.

South Lane is one of several Oregon school districts to adopt Inquiry By Design within the past year, expanding the company’s growing presence in Oregon. Inquiry By Design’s curriculum is currently being implemented in school districts across the state, including Reynolds School District, Klamath County School District, Newberg Public Schools, Junction City School District, Condon School District, and Oregon City School District.

The inquiry-based company continues to expand its footprint along the West Coast. Federal Way, Washington adopted Inquiry By Design for grades 9-12 in spring of 2017, followed by Berkeley, California (6-8), Tigard-Tualatin School District (6-12), Highline Public Schools (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, North Clackamas, 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.

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