In a nondescript two-story building off Florida Mango Road in West Palm Beach sits the Palm Beach County School District’s textbooks and instructional materials office.
Here, partially shielded from the increasingly heated debate surrounding Florida’s move to the Common Core State Standards, the stride toward implementation of those teaching standards continues — as it does in school districts across the state.
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THOUGHTS ON COMMON CORE?
The Florida Department of Education is seeking public input through the end of the month on the Common Core State Standards. Already, the department has received more than 7,000 emails and online comments.
People can submit comments to email@example.com or by going toflstandards.org.
COMMON CORE PUBLIC HEARING IN DAVIE
Find out what people were talking about at Wednesday’s public hearing on the Common Core State Standards in Davie by viewing Palm Beach Post Education Reporter Allison Ross’ live coverage that evening on Twitter at palmbeachpost.com/commoncoretweets.
ABOUT THIS REPORT
The Palm Beach Post and the nonprofit The Hechinger Report teamed up to take an in-depth look at the growing controversy surrounding Florida’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards for public schools.
Even as public discourse over Common Core heats up, Palm Beach County and other school districts are forging ahead with plans to teach the new standards.
Meanwhile, both pro- and anti-Common Core groups have state officials scrambling for ways to find some common ground.