EVENT: Embracing the Common Core: Helping Students Thrive

Join
us February 15 for an important conversation about Ohio’s adoption and implementation
of the Common Core Academic Standards!

Academic content standards define what students should
know and be able to do, and provide guidance to teachers and schools on content
and instruction.  Ohio’s schools will soon move from the current standards
in mathematics and English language arts to more rigorous standards developed
and embraced by a consortium of 46 states and the District of Columbia. 
Ohio joined other states in adopting these new standards, and the aligned
assessments that go with them, to help ensure that Buckeye students learn the
knowledge and skills needed for success in college, careers, and life.

 Join us February 15 to learn:

  • How and why the Common Core
    and more rigorous assessments are necessary to improve the educational
    outcomes and life chances of Buckeye students;
  • The implementation timeline,
    challenges and opportunities associated with the Common Core standards and
    aligned assessments; and
  • Why the Common Core standards
    are needed for the state’s children and their collective future.

Speakers
include State Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan Heffner; Mike Cohen,
president of Achieve; Chester E. Finn, Jr., president of the Thomas B. Fordham
Institute; Robert Sommers, director of Governor
Kasich’s Office of 21st Century Education; and other state and local
education leaders.

The
event will be held Wednesday, February 15, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Rooms B200-201. Register online at http://www.edexcellence.net/events/embracing-the-common-core.html.
Space is limited; please register by February 8. With questions, please call
614-223-1580 or email OhioRSVP@edexcellence.net.

This
event is presented free of charge, with support from the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Ohio Grantmakers Forum,
Achieve, as well as KidsOhio.org, the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools,
the Ohio Business Alliance for Higher Education and the Economy, and Ohio
Education Matters.