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PTA releases parent guide for the Common Core State Standards

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011 21:21 PM

As the majority of the country has decided to adopt the Common Core State Standards as a means of measuring student abilities against their peers, many educators are underway in making changes to their curriculum.

However, parents are still at a loss for what these changes will mean for their children, as some want to work with their kids in preparing for these exams, as they count toward the ability to graduate. The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) announced that they have released a guide for parents to navigate the Common Core State Standards.

The guide includes specific items that children should be learning during each grade in English and math, as well as activities that parents can help their children with in order to properly prepare for the exam.

"As the Standards are implemented within the next few years throughout the country, a key part of the work will be to help parents talk about and understand how the Standards can be used to improve their children's chances for success. These Guides will help parents do just that," said National PTA president, Charles J. "Chuck" Saylors.