K-2 Common Core Curriculum Coming to Mississippi Schools

Wayne County Public Schools will be part of the introduction of the K-2 common core curriculum, to boost student achievement.

It will be used statewide. Students entering K through 2 in September will be assessed using these standards by the time they reach third grade.

Eventually, the common core assessments will be used in K-through-12.

"A high school education or a K-12 education should impact your quality of life," said interim superintendent, Keith Clay. "It should make a difference once you leave that arena to where you're going, whether you're going on to higher ed or whether you're going to go into a skilled job somewhere, your education should impact your future."

Clay said the use of this curriculum involves all aspects of learning, including language arts, math, fine arts, and physical education.


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  • by Angela on Jun 16, 2011 at 08:43 AM
    They are not the only ones doing this.. Lauderdale County Schools will also be using the Common Core Curriculum next year.We have been working on getting it together all year.
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      by Sheila McLain on Jun 16, 2011 at 09:41 AM in reply to Angela
      Thank you. Both the title and the story make that clear. We took advantage of the chance to talk to Mr. Clay since we don't get to Wayne County as often as we'd like.
  • by PJ Location: Meridian on Jun 16, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    I think it's great. we need a common starting place. I'm tired of being last.
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