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Kindergarten and multi-age teacher Pauly Oakes, seated by Elementary Principal Raleigh Wood, speaks about her experience teaching the Common Core standards.

 
By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer

   Discussion about the new academic accountability model Common Core held center stage Monday during the meeting of the Grenada County School Board.
   Teachers and administrators offered their perspectives to the board and answered questions about the standards, which, according to the Mississippi Department of Education, are designed to promote, flexible, critical thinking in mathematics and language arts and to discourage students from following rigid patterns of rote memorization.
   “It’s not an easy transition, but, ultimately, it’s challenging our kids to think more, and there’s more emphasis on the process of learning,” said Grenada Upper Elementary School Principal Loren Harris.

   For complete details, read the print edition or subscribe to the online edition of the GrenadaStar.


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