Common Core education plan returns to Manchester stage
The school board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall.
The committee is being asked to sign off on curriculum guides developed during the summer break by city teachers to align teaching in the district with Common Core. School officials have said that Manchester is behind other districts in adopting the standards. State education officials have also indicated the city could be at risk for losing state and federal aid if the district does not agree to institute an assessment test derived from the standards.
Also on the agenda for Wednesday's session is a presentation on plans to audit and develop reading and language arts standards for students in kindergarten through grade five.
The plan calls for a total of 30 classroom teachers to audit the current K-5 math, reading and language arts standards. The group will meet once a month, for a total of five days from December to April, then meet after school for two hours on two days in April and May to finalize the revisions.
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