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Workshop: How Common Core Standards Change Reading, Writing Education

The way subjects like reading, writing and math are taught in New Canaan schools is changing because Connecticut and other states are changing statewide education testing to reflect "Common Core" standards.

On Tuesday, Genda Green, reading coordinator for New Canaan Public Schools, and Karen Scalzo, writing coordinator for the district, are presenting a workshop, "Getting to the Heart of Reading and Writing," to show parents the changes in teaching  reading and writing education is changing in New Canaan's public schools.

"This workshop will help parents make sense of the Common Core State Standards and how they align with the New Canaan reading and writing curriculum," according to a school district news release. "Participants will see what the standards look like as they are applied in the classroom and integrated into the NCPS curriculum and will leave with an increased understanding of our expectations in language arts."

The workshop will be offered twice on Tuesday -- at East School at 9:30 a.m. and at South School at 7 p.m.

MAC October 08, 2013 at 03:04 PM
People should not only attend meetings on Common Core and ask questions, but do research on this insidious program and get active in resisting it, if you CARE about PRIVACY Rights, our nation and all of our futures................................................................................ Here is a start:.............................................................................. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/23/dictatorship-101-becks-chilling-break-down-of-what-parent-arrested-after-questioning-common-core-means-for-america/.............................. "During a public forum on Common Core, Robert Small stood up because he had a question (it should be noted that the flyer for the event encourages, “your chance to get answers to your Common Core questions” but parents were asked to submit their questions on paper). “He wasn’t merely arrested,” Beck said. “He was removed with excessive force, and today he faces 10 years in prison…Did he look at all out of control? …This is the way it used to happen in mother Russia, not America.”................................................................... “Parents really need to understand how political our school system is,” Miller urged. “We think that we’re working together, parents and teachers…[but] it’s a top-down power structure, and then you throw in money, which is Common Core.” “In Maryland, we received a quarter of a [billion] dollars when we adopted Common Core three years ago,” she said. “Now in that time, we’ve had an information blackout. We didn’t even know we adopted it."…................................................................................. "Beck noted that if a private company treated people in such a way, 'you’d sell your stock and get out.' But you can’t when it’s the government. More than that, you turn your kids over to them for the majority of the day. "Kyle Olson of the the Education Action Group, who joined later in the program, told Beck: 'This moment right now is a call to arms against Common Core, against this thug bureaucracy that we’re seeing right now, and it’s critical that people stand up and fight back.' "Miller and Sharretts urged people to join or look at the Facebook group, Don’t be Cattle! Fight Common Core!, to stay updated on the latest."

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