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Common Core State Standards to lead to smaller classes in New Jersey school
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 15:49 PM

On June 23, 2010, New Jersey adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), according to the initiative's website. As a result, schools in the Garden State are preparing for a series of changes to their curricula that will create a more consistent educational experience for students across the U.S.

At Betsy Ross Elementary School in New Jersey's Mahwah Township School District, principal Christine Zimmermann is currently preparing for improvements to her school's education offerings due to the CCSS, Mahwah Patch reported.

These improvements will be in the areas of English and mathematics, according to the news source. In fact, students who take classes in these subjects will learn in smaller, targeted groups.

"Small group instruction and in-class replacement in language arts and math classes will allow for more flexible grouping of students and instruction targeted to address specific student learning needs," Zimmermann told the news outlet.

Zimmermann added that the school's math specialists worked with colleagues from other districts and representatives from the state's Department of Education during the summer in order to align the math curriculum with the CCSS.