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.
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