School Leaders to Meet at FHU for Common Core

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

Representatives from the Tennessee Department of Education will conduct the Common Core Leadership Course for principals Jan. 30 on the campus of Freed-Hardeman University.

According to Dr. Sharen Cypress, dean of the FHU School of Education, between 75 and 100 school leaders are expected to attend the course.

The State Board of Education adopted Common Core State Standards in math and English/language arts in July 2010. The initiative is designed to create a common core of state standards that is relevant and reflects knowledge and skills needed for success in the workforce.

The Tennessee Department of Education offers courses across the state to help schools meet the standards.