The information below was share by a parent during the last School Committee meeting:
The Peabody School Committee will be hosting Jim Stergios, Executive Director of the Pioneer Institute who will share results of the Institute’s ongoing analysis of the quality, costs and legality of Common Core standards and the associated standards validation, PARCC testing, teacher and district evaluations and student data collection, among other topics. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how this initiative is shaping the future of our schools from an objective source outside of the traditional Massachusetts DESE communication lines.
Common Core Series with Jim Stergios
Tuesday, May 6, 7:00 pm
Higgins Middle School
1 King St. Ext., Peabody, MA
Whether or not you will be able to attend, take advantage of the extensive resources available on this topic at the Pioneer Institute’s website, especially the “Setting the Record Straight” videos, parts 1 and 2, that can be found here: http://pioneerinstitute.org/common-core/