Common Core Curriculum Shifts
The Common Core State Standards are important because they will help all children – no matter who they are – learn the same skills. They create clear expectations for what your child should know and be able to do in key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics. If you know what these expectations are, then you can work with the teacher and help your child prepare.
EngageNY is a site created by the New York State Education Department. The site provides information, tools and resources for understanding the Common Core Learning Standards.
National Parent Teacher Association
The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.