CCSS HAS BEEN SAVED IN KANSAS!!!
After a marathon debate yesterday afternoon and evening, the Education Committee voted this morning on the bill to ban Common Core Standards for math and reading in Kansas. The bill and a subsequent amendment dealing with funding for the new CCSS assessments both failed to pass (11 “no” votes to 7 “yes” votes).
Looks like the investment in time and energy spent contacting Kansas legislators was worth it. MAJOR–MAJOR–MAJOR thanks to Fred Hollingshead, Melisa Hancock, David Barnes along with about 20 others for their time yesterday attending the marathon committee session. Special thanks to all who spoke for the cause and answered questions from the committee members!
Everyone who wrote letters and/or signed Jerry Braun’s petition had an equally strong impact. Thanks to everyone who took the time to get involved and share their views with the committee. The real winners here are the students of Kansas.
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE TOPEKA WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED FOR FEBRUARY 23, 2013. IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED PARTICIPANT, YOU MAY REQUEST A REFUND OR ATTEND THE HAYS WORKSHOP IN MARCH. PLEASE CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org
Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics is committed to providing mathematics educators across our state with the latest information in education. Our organization is hosting an informative and interactive workshop that will provide you with strategies and techniques you can use right away in your classroom. Join us at one of two locations – Shawnee Heights Middle School on February 23rd or Hays Middle School on March 2nd. Your $50 registration fee will cover registration costs, materials for the workshop, and lunch on site.
KATM Supports the Implementation of the Common Core State Mathematics Standards: NCSM position paper
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