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Professionals become students at upcoming CCSS event
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2012 15:40 PM

Not only are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) designed to prepare K-12 students for the rest of their academic careers, but their life in the workforce as well. For this reason, it helps for the professionals who will one day hire today's pupils to know a little about the CCSS and what they mean for the nation's education sector.

On October 30, members of North Carolina's business community can brush up on all things Common Core at the 2012 Education Summit. The event, which will be held at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in the city of Cary, will educate attendees by placing them in students' shoes.

Professionals will become the students as they receive algebra lessons in a mock classroom from a teacher who can show them how rigorous the CCSS will be.

"By providing them with an algebra lesson similar to the instruction current students are receiving, we hope to convey to the local business community how the new national Standards make common sense in preparing students for life after graduation," said Steve Parrott, president of Wake Education Partnership, which will host the Education Summit.