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Tucker, others to explain Common Core implementation in Worthington schools


Common Core in Worthington will be the topic of a community meeting set for Aug. 28.

Worthington educators, including Superintendent Thomas Tucker, will talk about how Common Core is being adopted in grades 3-10 this school year.

The meeting, which is sponsored by the Worthington Tea Party, begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 N. High St.

Common Core standards in English and math and new state standards in science and social studies will be used this school year, but many people do not have a clear picture of what the impact of those changes will be, according to Jeremy Anderson, president of the Worthington Tea Party.

All parents are invited to hear what those changes might mean for their children.

Tucker and Jennifer Wene, the district's director of academic achievement, will discuss the Common Core standards and the process used to turn a set of standards into a local curriculum.

English/language-arts curriculum leader Jamie Lusher and math curriculum leader Nancy Massman will explain their respective new Common Core curricula within the district.

Likewise, science curriculum leader Brian Geniusz and social-studies curriculum leader Nancy Charlton will explain their respective new state-standards programs.

Time will be set aside for questions at the end of the presentation.