First community meeting yields insights from parents, students, teachers on Common Core State Standards



Nearly 90 people gathered at Edward Waters College Monday night for the first community meeting to learn more about Common Core State Standards.

Robyn White, elementary literacy specialist and 2013 finalist for Duval County Teacher of the Year, presented an overview of the standards.

Then, a passionate and informed panel took questions about the implications of the standards and how they will benefit students in our schools. The panel included Dr. Vitti of Duval County Public Schools, Gretechen Lynch of the Duval County Council of PTAs, Edward Waters College Education Chair Dr. Marie Snow and student Antonio Gansley-Ortiz.


Thanks so much to Edward Waters College and the New Town Success Zone for hosting us and making the event such a success!

The format will be the same for those who couldn't make it on Monday, October 28 at the Herbert University Center at the University of North Florida. Doors open with refreshemtns served at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Register now!

Learn more about the standards and what you can do at

Special thanks to our student volunteers who helped out at this and so many more events!





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