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North Carolina schools to use federal money to implement the Common Core State Standards
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 16:05 PM

Following the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the states in which they are located, school districts must now find ways to implement these curricula changes. For example, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in North Carolina are using federal funding to help with the academic transition, The Daily Tar Heel reported.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools received $533,792 from the Race to the Top grant, which awarded around $400 million to North Carolina, according to the news source. Mia Day Burroughs, vice chairwoman of the school board, said that this federal money will be used during the CCSS implementation process.

Curricula restructuring will mean changes in the ways in which English, language arts and mathematics are taught at the Schools, the news outlet stated. Colin Batten, principal at Carrboro High School, said that the CCSS are meant to improve literacy. The academic administrator also expects to see a smooth transition to the new curricula.

Once implemented, the CCSS will expose students to a diverse collection of classic and contemporary literature, teach them how to construct logical arguments and expose them to 21st-century skills, according to the initiative's website.