FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Nicki Perkins
EMAIL: Nicki.Perkins@ctedreform.org
PHONE: 203-506-5799
PRESS CONFERENCE: Superintendents, School Boards, Principals, Business and Community Leaders in support of Common Core State Standards
Hartford, Connecticut (March 10, 2014)  – A group of superintendents, school board leaders, principals, business and community leaders will gather at the Legislative Office Building – Room 2A at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, to express support for the Common Core State Standards.

The rigorous Common Core State Standards are clear and consistent, designed to make sure that what kids need to learn at each grade level builds on the grade level before. We believe that the Common Core will help ensure that all Connecticut students are prepared for college and careers, which, in turn, will help make sure Connecticut thrives.

Unfortunately, we are witnessing confusion and misinformation about these standards that could prevent us from reaching these goals. Two measures being considered by the General Assembly will weaken or even halt the commitment Connecticut made to its children when it adopted the Common Core Standards. We must not let this happen. 

WHO: Superintendents, school board leaders, principals, business and community leaders
WHAT: Press conference to express support for the Common Core State Standards
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12 @ 10 a.m.
WHERE: Legislative Office Building – Room 2A, Hartford, CT.

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Our partnership includes the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN), and the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER).