If you’re a parent of a school aged child, the word Common Core has probably passed your lips. Perhaps it’s passed phrased as a question with a twinge of concern. What does Common Core mean for my child and for their education?
As the mom of a child on the cusp of her educational career, I’ve found myself repeating these same questions on message boards, with peers and tapped across the keyboard in a search engine. As a mom and as a student still pursuing her own education, I know first hand that change is hard and takes time. Adjusting to new standards, new tests, new homework, etc. is a process, but it’s what’s best for students. We are in a world that moves forward and those who can’t adapt are left behind. Now, more than ever, education matters.
At it’s basic premise, Common Core works to set higher standards using better tests to see if students are reaching goals in order to put students on a path to success. There is a lot of misinformation out there about the Common Core which is why it’s important, as parents, that we work to separate facts from fiction and, when in doubt, talk to your child’s teacher about your concerns and what’s happening in the classroom.
Thankfully, help is available in the form of free resources at Be A Learning Hero. Not only will they help what the Common Core and new assessments are but how they will impact your child, and what you as a parent can do to help support your child’s learning at each grade level.
Be a Learning Hero brings resources together in one place so parents and guardians can help their children be successful in school. In addition to a variety of resources, one of the best things you can do to help your child succeed is open the line of communication with his or her teacher, stay up to date on what’s happening in their classroom and being present during their homework. Parent involvement is crucial to your child’s educational career from their first day of kindergarten to their last day of college.
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