Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CSG to visit Hawaii for Common Core State Standards Initiative

Video: Lisa Fretzin, High School English Teacher, Illinois

WHAT: Staff members from the Council of State Governments (CSG) are coming to Hawaii to provide information on the Common Core State Standards Initiative; Hawaii is one of 48 states that agreed to join in this initiative. The meeting, a policy roundtable, will focus on what the common core state standards will mean for Hawaii from both an academic and a fiscal perspective. The event is made possible through the educational support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

WHEN: Friday, June 18, 2010 - 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol, Room 329

WHO: Leaders from the business, union, community and educational sectors have been invited to attend. The discussion will center around what happens in Hawaii before and after the adoption of the common core standards.

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.


Common Core State Standards Initiative website here.

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