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LINK: Town Hall Being Held For South Florida Parents Concerned With Common Core Standards

 
LINK: Town Hall Being Held For South Florida Parents Concerned With Common Core Standards
Posted Thursday, May 22nd 2014 @ 4am

Parents and students in South Florida who are concerned about new Common Core standards coming next year can get a little more clarification on what's to come.

The University of Phoenix South Florida is holding a town hall meeting in Miramar tonight to review and clarify what the new standards will entail.

Miami-Dade School Board member Raquel Regaldo admits the new changes will take some time to adjust.

"The FCAT had a lot of issues," she continues, "It was in the planning stages for four years; the first year we had to send it back because it was done improperly and the grading was bad."

New tests are going to be doing away with the FCAT next school year, and there's at least a two year grace-period before teacher merit performance pay is implemented.

"The requests that the district made is that we hold off on merit pay and take it easy on school grading for the first two years," continues Regalado, "as we figure out how the test works and we'll ask for that again on the next session in Tallahassee."

Common Core standards lay out what students should know by the end of each grade, particularly in reading, writing, and math.

Regalado says "The bigger issue is the change in teaching style."

The Town Hall takes place at the University of Phoenix Miramar Learning Center. It's located along 2400 SW 145th Avenue, Suite 150 in Miramar, Fl. 33027.

It's free to the public and light refreshments are offered.

Space is limited. To RSVP, click here.

(Photo: Spencer Platt / 2014 Getty Images)

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