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Military children to benefit from the Common Core State Standards
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 17:34 PM

While the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are designed to benefit all students, military children in particular may find it easier to learn with the initiative in place, The Fayetteville Observer reported.

According to the Military Child Education Coalition, military-connected children tend to relocate six to nine times in between kindergarten and the twelfth grade. However, when they move between schools that are following the new Standards, they may have an easier time picking up where they left off.

"We recognize it as a strength because of the ease of transition for a child," Allison Violette, associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction at North Carolina’s Cumberland County Schools, told the news outlet. "Our curriculum specialists have been working for the last year to prepare."

During the 2012-2013 academic year, educators working at North Carolina’s public schools will begin teaching the national initiative’s new math and English Standards, according to the news source. Thanks to their adoption of the CCSS, instructors will have a better understanding of where transfer students are in terms of their education, as well as where they should be.