By Ian Hanigan
What do the Common Core standards look like in the classroom?
Parents and community members can get an overview, and learn how to support these standards at home, thanks to a new online resource made available by the California Department of Education and the state PTA.
Both organizations are promoting a series of reader-friendly PDF brochures called “Parents’ Guide to Student Success.” Available in English and Spanish, these grade-level guides feature an overview of key Common Core lessons in English and math, suggestions for supporting learning at home and tips for parents on how to talk to teachers about their child’s academic progress.
The series, which was originally developed by the national PTA, is available here.
“Parent Involvement Day is the perfect time to release these guides,” State Superintendent Tom Torlakson said this week, “because we know that well-informed, engaged parents can make all the difference in our work to give every student a world-class education. With modern standards and assessments and a new approach to school funding, we have a historic opportunity for serving these students, their families, and our entire state.”
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