Common Core Implementation Task Force Takes First Steps

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CCSS task force meeting Common Core and the challenges districts are facing when it comes to implementation continue to be in the spotlight here in Connecticut. Yesterday the state’s Common Core Task Force, charged with making recommendations for improving the quality and consistency of Common Core implementation efforts, met for the first time in Middletown — taking a first step down the road toward making Common Core implementation consistently successful for Connecticut students.

The task force, made up of teachers, administrators, parents, board of education members, and State Department of Education officials, laid the groundwork for future meetings and introduced themselves to one another.

Stonington teacher Bruce Yarnall told other task force members that he thinks there are good aspects to the Common Core, “but we need to approach cautiously.”

Jaunita Harris, a counselor in Danbury, said she hopes to bring to the table concerns teachers in her district would like to have voiced.

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