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Common Core to change Ohio school district’s daily schedule

THURSDAY, APRIL 05, 2012 16:12 PM

In Dublin, Ohio, not only will the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) mean changes for what students learn about in class, but how they learn as well.

To better equip students with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in college and beyond, the Dublin City Schools District will transition to a new daily schedule, according to ThisWeek Community Newspapers. While some parents and teachers expressed concern over the District’s revised schedule, others, like Grizzell Middle School principal Thom Jones, believe it will benefit students.

Schedule changes will require middle school students to spend more time in the classroom, as periods will be extended. The CCSS’ two key subject areas, English language arts and mathematics, will take center stage, with classes focused on both topics held every day, according to the news source. Science and social studies classes will take place every other day.

For eighth-graders, the typical day will include 58-minute classes focused on English, mathematics, social studies, science and the arts.

Through the implementation of the Common Core, the District will provide its students with Standards that are clear, consistent and aligned with college and work expectations, according to the CCSS’ website.