The Curriculum department's goal is to improve education and learning for Kings County students through research-based, thoughtful and deliberate service to districts, schools, programs and clients. Specifically, we seek to provide leadership in facilitating collaborative and innovative models. This is done by supporting professional learning communities in using data to inform practices and positively impact student learning outcomes. During the 2012-13 year, we will continue the process of refining and implementing our department model. Through this cycle of continuous improvement we seek to develop strong, positive and professional relationships centered on addressing the needs of the local educational community while utilizing sustainable research-based practices, resources, partnerships, and services.