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Education Evolution

Latest Program Builds On Decades Of Reforms

Posted: August 12, 2012 at 4:59 a.m.

Lucas Burchar, 9, left, listens as Cameron Green, 9, explains to classmates how he solved a fraction problem May 7 in Leticia Greene’s class at West Fork Elementary. New Common Core State Standards, which will be implemented in all elementary classrooms in the coming school year, will introduce more complex math problems to students at a younger age.

A class of third-graders at West Fork Elementary School sits at tables of four or five, talking to each other as they figure out the single problem on the page. They know being able to explain how they reached an answer will be more important than getting it right.

At A Glance

School Open Soon

More than 60,000 children in Northwest Arkansas return to school Aug. 20. For parents and students, here are links to the public school districts in Benton, Madison and Washington counties where you will find answers to many of your questions about the new school year.

Benton County

Bentonville http://bentonvillek12.org

Benton County School of the Arts

http://www.bcsa.k12.ar.us

Decatur

http://decatur.k12.ar.us

Gentry

http://www.gentrypioneers.com

Gravette

http://lions.k12.ar.us

Pea Ridge

http://www.prs.k12.ar.us

Rogers

http://www.rogersschools.net

Siloam Springs

http://www.siloamschools.com

Madison County

Huntsville

http://eagle.nwsc.k12.ar.us/

Washington County

Elkins

http://www.edline.net/pages/elkins_school_district

Farmington

http://farmcards.org/index.php

Fayetteville

http://www.fayar.net

Greenland

http://greenlandschools.k12.ar.us/pages/Greenland_School_District

Haas Hall

http://www.haashall.org/index_home.htm

Lincoln

http://wolfpride.nwsc.k12.ar.us/

Prairie Grove

http://www.pgtigers.org/

Springdale

http://springdale.schoolfusion.us/

West Fork

http://www.edline.net/pages/West_Fork_Public_Schools

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