Dublin Unified School District to hold information night for parents

February 10, 2014 by  

In an attempt to answer any questions and relieve any concerns about the change in curriculum, the Dublin Unified School District is holding a two-night information session for parents. The session will cover changes due to the implementation of the Common Core and the Smarter Balance Assessments.

The school district will be offering a number of workshops during the sessions, which cover changes made to the curriculum for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Parents are invited to attend a workshop on either one night or both nights. The school district could use printing services to produce and distribute a list and description of each workshop to parents who attend.

Examples of workshops on offer during the event include ‘Elementary Math: Then and Now’, which will compare and contrast the way today’s elementary students are taught math to the way adults might have studied it. Another workshop, ‘Common Core 101’, will give parents a rundown of the new curriculum for grades K through 12 and compare it to the old state standards.

The information sessions will take place on February 19 and 20 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Dublin High Student Union. Although not mandatory, parents are encouraged to register online by February 17, so that the organizers have an idea of how many people plan on attending. Childcare will be offered during the sessions at the high school library.