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Arcadia Unified Adds Common Core Days Next Year

Arcadia Unified School District is pleased to announce that seven Common Core Days have been added to the 2014-2015 school year. These days will be early release days for students, and allow teachers and staff additional time to come together for district-wide professional development to continue to create Arcadia Unified’s Common Core curriculum. All students will be released at 11:40 a.m. on Common Core Days. The start times will remain the same for all schools.

The Common Core Days are being implemented to further support teachers and students as the district continues its implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards is a set of high-quality academic guidelines, Arcadia Unified uses these standards as a guide to create its rigorous and detailed curriculum for the entire district. Teachers and staff will collaborate to create and share Common Core curriculum and best practice strategies that include the four C’s: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. These Common Core Days will ensure AUSD students are receiving the most effective teaching and learning strategies that will better educate and prepare them with the 21st century skills needed for success. It will also ensure AUSD curriculum is vertically aligned throughout the entire district, making the transition to the succeeding grade levels much smoother for students.

The dates for the seven Common Core Days are:
September 18, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 6, 2014
January 8, 2015
February 5, 2015
March 5, 2015
May 14, 2015

For additional information about Common Core in AUSD please visit www.ausd.net.

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