Poughkeepsie School District Helping Parents Understand Common Core Reviewed by Momizat on . POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Poughkeepsie City School District’s Clinton Elementary School has been hosting parent breakfasts to help parents and guardians understa POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Poughkeepsie City School District’s Clinton Elementary School has been hosting parent breakfasts to help parents and guardians understa Rating: 0
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Poughkeepsie School District Helping Parents Understand Common Core

Poughkeepsie School District Helping Parents Understand Common Core

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Poughkeepsie City School District’s Clinton Elementary School has been hosting parent breakfasts to help parents and guardians understand the new state-mandated Common Core Learning Standards and the learning expectations the State Education Department has for each grade level.

“We are working to prepare your children to be college and career ready,” Clinton principal Nadine Jackson-Ivey told fourth-grade parents at a recent breakfast. “There are big changes.They are starting to get ready for college the second they walk into pre-K. “

After having breakfast with their children by their sides, parents were shown a presentation designed to clarify the English language arts (ELA) curriculum and learning standards.They were also given advice about how to best help their children with homework and reading at home.

Teachers worked together to prepare grade-specific PowerPoint presentations about math, ELA, classroom rules, the homework policy and the focus on attendance and discipline.The school’s literacy coach, school nurse, and the reading and math specialist also participated in the parent meetings.

“My fondest memory of my mom is that she came to my school and the teachers knew her,” Jackson-Ivey said. “She asked questions and educated herself. So I thank [the parents] for being here for your child. It lets your child know you are working with the team.”

One more breakfast remains, slated for fifth grade parents on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

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Comments (3)

  • Kevin Kelly

    I find it very hypocritical for them to be espousing anything about results when the entire common core state standards initiative is an experimental program. None of the instructional material has been piloted, there are no studies to show anything about outcomes. They fail to say that the college ready part means you will be ready for a two year community college (maybe). Dr. Milgram, after being asked to validate the math portion of CCSS, refused, and gave advice to parents to remove their children from the math entirely.

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  • Robert Reilly

    “They are starting to get ready for college the second they walk into pre-K.”??? What about learning challenged children?
    What about children better fit for a career in a trade?
    What about the high-stakes testing that, along with college prep work in pre-k is murdering childhood?
    What about the data mining that will steal their identities?
    Common core is an abomination forced upon school districts by greed. Corporations see public education as the latest cash cow.

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