The Idaho Department of Education has announced a round of statewide meetings on the Common Core Standards Initiative to define the knowledge and skills students should attain during the K-12 years in order to succeed in post-secondary education and the workforce. A June 21 webinar has been aded for people unable to travel to one of the in-person meetings.
The meetings are as follows:
- June 7: 8 a.m. to noon in Pocatello, Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building
- June 7: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Ammon (Idaho Falls), Hillcrest High School library
- June 8: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Twin Falls, Canyon Ridge High School
- June 14: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Coeur d'Alene, Molstead Room 258 at North Idaho College
- June 14: 7 to 9 p.m. in Sandpoint, Sandpoint High School Auditorium
- June 15: 10 a.m. to noon in Lewiston, Lewis-Clark State College, Sacajawea 112
- June 16: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Meridian, Mountain View High School lecture hall
- June 17: 10 a.m. to noon in Weiser, Weiser High School
- June 17: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in McCall, Holiday Inn Express
People unable to attend one of these meetings can take part in a webinar set for 10 a.m. to noon MT Monday, June 21, on IdahoLive. To attend, visit www.idahopd.org and search for June webinars on IdahoLive.
See http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/common/ for updates to the schedule, or to read and comment on the draft standards.
The public meetings mark the first step in possible adoption of the standards. According to a June 2 news release from the state Department of Education, the proposal will go on to the State Board of Education for initial approval in August, opening them up to a public comment period statewide in the fall, returning to the State Board for final approval, and then taking the standards to the Legislature for final approval in the 2011 Legislature.