Readying for new curriculum
By now teachers at every school in Lincoln Parish know that the Common Core curriculum is coming. They know the first assessments on the new standards will take place in 2014-15. Also, they know the national standards aim to prepare Lincoln Parish students to be both college and career ready. But right now nobody has all the answers about the Common Core State Standards, and they are better off viewing the national reform as traveling on the interstate with all traffic flow merging in a new direction — a direction never traveled before by our educators and students.