New Detroit Hosts ‘Common Core’ Forum


DETROIT — New Detroit will host the forum,  “The Facts about the Common Core Standards,” to provide clear understanding of the Common Core State Standards, at the Michigan State University Detroit Center at 8:30 a.m. on  Wednesday.

The standards are intended to establish consistent learning goals for K-12 students with expectations that outline the knowledge and skills students need in each grade for math and English language arts, which ultimately lead to career and college readiness. Panelists will also be discussing the issues of funding the implementation of standards, creating benchmarks for students, where it rests with the Michigan Legislature, and how it will impact students, parents, teachers and schools in Michigan.

Panelists include:

  • Sarah Lenhoff, director of Policy and Research for Education Trust – Midwest
  • David Hecker, president, AFT Michigan
  • Sharlonda Buckman, CEO, Detroit Parent Network
  • Buzz Thomas, public affairs counsel, Thomas Consulting Group

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