Getting to the “Core” of the Common Core Standards

The Facts All Parents and Teachers Need to Know

With a focus on college and career readiness they were designed to replace state-specific (and often inconsistent) existing guidelines. The standards mandate what students should learn from kindergarten through high school, as well as how teaching and learning should happen in the classroom.  Use this link to view a 3-minute video on education technology and the Common Core Standards.

Myth vs. Fact

Myth: The Common Core Standards are essentially a national curriculum for our schools.

Fact: The Common Core is not a curriculum. It is a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills that will help our students succeed in the 21st century. Teachers, principals, and superintendents at the local/district level will decide how the standards are to be implemented. Teachers will continue to create appropriate lesson plans and design instruction to meet the individual needs of all students in their classrooms.

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