The words “Common Core Standards” have been on the tongues of education experts for the last year, and no wonder — almost every state has now committed to implementing the CCS and putting it into practice as early as next year. But one group that has been mostly left out of the discussion: parents. Although their children are going to be directly impacted by the CCS, many do not have any idea what those changes really mean.
Now schools around Georgia are taking aggressive steps to close that knowledge gap byoffering training to both parents and students to help them understand what CCS is really all about. One event was held at Norton Park Elementary School in Smyrna last week, and over 40 people showed up for their Common Core crash course.