|Published: 8:39 PM, 06/21/2013
||Last updated: 8:52 PM, 06/21/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Education this week launched the state's
largest ever teacher training focused on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in
math and English.
More than 32,000 Tennessee teachers
have signed up for this voluntary training held in 17 different locations over the course of six
weeks. Math training will occur in June, and English language arts and literacy training will take
place during three weeks in July.
department launched its first wide-scale Common Core training last summer when 13,000 teachers from
across the state convened to examine the shifts in math standards, and this year's efforts reflect
the department's relentless commitment to support teachers as they transition to the Common Core
"The scale of this training marks
an unprecedented commitment to equip students with the critical thinking skills necessary to
compete,"¯ Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman said. "We are dedicated to giving our teachers
the support they need to drive toward excellence during this transition."
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