|Published: 9:15 AM, 11/04/2013
||Last updated: 9:16 AM, 11/04/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-You may have been hearing a
lot about the new Common Core standards local students will be
expected to meet.
Changes in education can cause anxiety
among teachers, parents and students alike.
On Tuesday evening at Sweetwater
Elementary School, a group of Sweetwater City School System teachers
and administrators took time to help the community learn more about
the new expectations for students. The event was sponsored by the
Sweetwater Junior High Beta Club.
Debbie Ferone, Shannon Henderson, Dana
Thomason, Dr. Marlene Prater, Karen Sadikoff were on hand to discuss
Common Core at the event hosted by Holly Kidder.
The teachers have had Common Core
training and in fact, many of them had taught other teachers across
the state about Common Core.
The teachers speaking broke down Common
Core in a simple and positive way.
The teachers said Common Core will
require a higher level of thinking and will have students delving
deeper into less subject matter instead of taking a broad look at
"Rigorous" is a term several of the
"It's raised the bar," Sweetwater
City School Supervisor of Instruction Dr. Larry Stein said of Common
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