A higher standard for students = more opportunities for life. By knowing your child's grade level expectations you can use daily conversations to support your child's learning.
Common Core challenges students to think critically and solve complex problems, to get them ready for college, career and their community.
When students are held to high expectations and teachers are supported, students will achieve.
Supporting great teachers
The most important factor in a child’s education is a great teacher. The Common Core holds us all to higher standards and gives teacher support in improving their students' education.
Critical thinking and problem solving
Today's kindergarten student will need skills to be successful in a rapidly changing world. The Common Core State Standards help students to:
- Analyze information
- Present viable arguments
- Use technology strategically
- Become independent learners
- Use evidence and logic, and think conceptually
- Understand and appreciate different perspectives and cultures
Teacher teams are taking a close look at what the standards mean for their students and practices in the classroom. We hope families and the community will join their schools in learning more with the Common Core through the year.
When we set high expectations and support the work of our teachers, our students will rise to the challenge.