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Common Core, pool funding lead list of school to-do's


August 27, 2013

Entering his fourth year as District 55 School Board chairman, Jason Redick says the list of things to do for Sweet Home schools includes working this year to adjust to national Common Core Standards, evaluating the impacts of the four-day school week and revisiting swimming pool funding.

“This year will be the year we push (Common Core) fully,” Redick said. It’s a controversial topic, but he said he believes it’s largely misunderstood.

It’s not a nationalized curriculum, Redick said. “It’s a standard that’s even across the board. In some areas we’re going to have to pu...

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