Schools to Host Parent Info Nights on Common Core Curriculum

Do you want to know what your children are learning at school? Do you feel like you don’t know enough about the curriculum? Well, Anne Arundel County Public School Schools are hosting a pair of information sessions to help parents better understand the impact of changes that are being brought about by new Common Core State Standards that are being adopted.

Here’s the information from schools spokesman Bob Mosier:

Anne Arundel County Public Schools is hosting a pair of informational sessions to help parents and students understand the impact of changes brought about by the new Common Core State Standards being implemented across the county.

In response to concerns about American student achievement and the readiness of students for college and careers, educational leaders in 48 states, along with the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), have written a set of standards for students across the country. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were released in 2010. With continuing professional development for educators, Maryland and 43 states are working to implement the standards by the 2013-2014 school year.

AACPS’ informational sessions are intended to address what parents need to know about the standards, how the standards affect teaching and assessments in mathematics and English/language arts, and what parents can do to help assist and prepare their children.
The free sessions are scheduled to run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Annapolis High School and Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Old Mill High School.

More information can be found on the Maryland State Department of Education website at www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/ccss.

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