district decision makers. When the committee has achieved consensus with other stakeholders, it is ready to request this approval. Ideally the committee would simultaneously present its implementation plan12 and budget.

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In order to translate the curriculum program into classroom practice, a number of implementation strategies, activities, and mechanisms must be in place. These include professional development for both teachers and administrators and development of a number of support mechanisms. See Appendix A for an overview of this topic.



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