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Posted on: May 31, 2013

[ARCHIVED] School Boards Coordinate Common Core Work


Local School Boards meet to coordinate Common Core

The Boards of Education for Fenton High School District 100, Wood Dale School District 7 and Bensenville School District 2 are holding an Education Summit at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at W.A. Johnson School, 252 Ridgewood Ave., Bensenville.

The summit will feature presentations by each district on its implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The three boards are meeting to determine how to improve communication and coordination of instruction so all students are college and career ready when they graduate from high school.

This is the first time the three boards have met jointly in several years. There has been ongoing communication among school district administrators regarding curriculum and student achievement, but the Boards have not met formally.

“The issue of education is not just inside the classroom, we as a community need to come together and focus on what we need to do to ensure the best education for our students from kindergarten to high school and beyond,” said District 2 Board President Patty Reyes. “By holding the Education Summit, we can learn about what each district is doing and how we can work together for the betterment of our students and community.”

Wood Dale District 7 Board President Christine Caliendo agreed. "We believe it is vital to work closely with Districts 2 and 100 to ensure consistency and rigor in the educational programs we provide for the children of our community from preschool through 12th grade. Ongoing communication between our Boards is a key factor in achieving this goal," Mrs. Caliendo said.

Fenton High School Superintendent Dr. Kathie Pierce said the districts have been working together to align to the Common Core State Standards and this meeting will help improve outcomes for students.

“We look forward to the opportunity to share our progress and to hear more about the elementary districts’ work toward these new standards. The more we collaborate, the more prepared out students will be for the future,” Dr. Pierce said.

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