Educators Say Common Core Curriculum Is What Mississippi Needs

Educators Say Common Core Curriculum Is What Mississippi Needs

Desoto County educators said the new Common Core curriculum is exactly what Mississippi needs to rise to the top.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Desoto County educators said the new Common Core curriculum is exactly what Mississippi needs to rise to the top.

Some parents don't agree with the new standards, but educators say test scores prove it is working.

Because Common Core is new, it's still somewhat unfamiliar to lots of parents. Which can be confusing.

It' is basically more of a "hands on" approach in the classroom.

Stephanie Case is a a 3rd grade teacher at Center Hill Elementary School. She said students no longer sit in a desk all day and do tons of worksheets. They are up, moving around, interacting with one another, and learning in groups. She said this has proven to make a huge positive difference

"That proves that what we're doing is what's best for kids so instead of one story, they've got lots of texts in front of them and listening centers which is common core text. They'll go to the independent reading centers and they'll read books, pick books on their level, we do a lot of grouping and basically what we're trying to do is just close the gap. Mississippi is a lot of times on the bottom and we want to try to get to the top,” Case said.

According to several teachers and administrators, the Common Core standard helps students learn more in less time.

Educators said when students have been tested, based on what they've learned through common core, Desoto County's test scores continue to skyrocket.
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