Arizona Common Core Standards spur focus on parent involvement

The Republic reports that school course material in Arizona will be more difficult this year, not only for students but for their parents. It is two weeks into the school year in the Chandler Unified School District, and teacher Karen Meyer already has sent home three newsletters to the parents of her Tarwater Elementary School third-graders. They contained instructions for reinforcing what the kids learned during the day: Number sequences, phonics, grammar, spelling words and a 20-minute independent reading assignment…

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