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Teachers train for Common Core

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.

The 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 State Standards.

"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."

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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