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EAST is Forerunner to Common Core

Posted: November 19, 2012 at 1:47 a.m.

Daniel Carmona, a Fayetteville High School junior, left, explains a bucket garden system Nov. 8 to visitors Sherry and Jim Kribs during an Environmental and Spatial Technology Lab Night Out event at the Fayetteville High School’s West Campus in Fayetteville.

A technology program, born in Arkansas classrooms 16 years ago, is being praised by students and teachers for teaching skills that are at the foundation of the new Common Core State Standards.

At A Glance

EAST Initiative

The EAST program is in 190 public schools in Arkansas, including 16 elementary, middle and high schools in Benton, Madison and Washington counties, and two community colleges, including NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance

Common Core

Common Core refers to new national standards developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare children for college and the work force. The standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education so they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.

Source: www.corestandards.org

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