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School District 157-C to host community "Coffees" on Common Core State Standards

District 157-C hosts "Coffees" on Common Core State Standards

Frankfort School District 157-C invites community members to attend an informational “Coffee” that will outline the Common Core State Standards Initiative being implemented.

The three community “Coffees” are scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 at 1:30 PM and Thursday, November 15 at 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM.  All sessions will be held at the District 157-C Administrative Office, 10482 W. Nebraska in Frankfort.  Alignment to the Common Core Standards is a K-12 initiative.  Lincoln-Way High School District 210 is also aligning its curriculum for a seamless transition for students from District 157-C to Lincoln-Way East High School.  Administrators from both districts will be in attendance at the informational sessions.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers.  The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators and experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare students for college and the work force.  The State of Illinois adopted these standards on June 24, 2010. 

The standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate from high school and be able to succeed in entry-level, credit bearing academic college courses and in work force training programs.  More information about the Common Core State Standards Initiative is on the District 157-C website, www.fsd157c.org under “Curriculum” in the District Office tab or by calling 815-469-5922.

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