Professional Educators of Tennessee Executive Director J.C. Bowman discusses Common Core in Tennessee. 45 states and the District of Columbia are beginning to implement Common Core standards in English and math this school year.
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A group of middle school science teachers in Louisiana are studying natural conditions in a bayou. The plan is to take their research findings to the classroom. But the project also connects to new Common Core educational standards.
The start of the new school year will bring a big change for schools across the South: the introduction or broadening of new so-called “Common Core” standards for what students should know in math and reading. Throughout the summer, teachers in states across the South have been brushing up on the new standards.