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Common Core State Standards Resources for Parents

“The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted and will be implementing the Common Core State Standards in 2014.” (see: http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards)

 Would you like to learn more about the CCSS? See parent resources below:

  1. What are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? http://corestandards.org
  2. CCSS Implementation Tools and Resources: http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/2012/Common_Core_Resources.pdf
  3. Just for Parents Newsletter: http://www.fldoe.org/newsletter/JustForParents/2012/JFP_September_Newsletter.pdf
  4. Parent Guides to Student Success: http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2910 and http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583
  5. For more FLDOE information, see PTA Common Core Parent Guides: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/ccc.asp
  6. What Do Parents Need to Know About the Common Core? Published by Education NorthWest http://educationnorthwest.org/webfm_send/1106 (in English) http://educationnorthwest.org/webfm_send/1161 (in Spanish)
  7. The CCSS and Reading Rockets: http://www.readingrockets.org/teaching/commoncore/
  8. 10 Things Parents Should Know About the CCSS: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/53565/
  9. What Parents Need to Know About the CCSS: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/54153/
  10. Parent Roadmaps Per Grade Level to the CCSS: English Language Arts: http://cgcs.org/domain/36
  11. CCSS Information for Parents, Kansas DOE: http://www.commoncorearkansas.org/parents/
  12. Broward County, FL Parent Resources about the Common Core State Standards: http://www.definingthecore.com/html/parents.php

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