Skip to main content
Delaware parents to learn about the Common Core State Standards
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 16:52 PM

On August 19, 2010, Delaware adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), according to the initiative’s website. While teachers and other school officials must have an understanding of the CCSS, some parents may also have an interest in learning what impact the new Standards will have on their children’s education.

The Newark Post reported that the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), recently provided the Delaware PTA with a $40,000 grant that can be used to educate parents in the state about the CCSS. Any of these adults who wish to learn more about the Standards will soon have their chance, as the Delaware PTA will host a special event on January 7 at the Christiana Hilton in Newark.

During this gathering, those in attendance will learn about the CCSS and how they can advocate for the initiative's implementation, according to the news source. At this event, individuals will also be able to take advantage of advocacy training and networking opportunities.

Following the adoption of the CCSS, the Coastal Sussex Morning News reported on a few ways in which education in Delaware will change. For example, elementary school students will be taught math that was typically introduced in middle school.