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Expect More, Achieve More

Posted by Lesa Manning on November 12, 2012

Expect More, Achieve More


Click on the link below to find the following information:



I’m a Parent

Support your child – Our students are up for the challenge, but parental involvement is critical to helping a child achieve more. You may notice that school is getting harder and that students are expected to learn in new ways. Call your child’s teacher or school and ask how you can help at home.

Raising the bar and expecting more is hard work, particularly for students and teachers. New standards will mean new ways of teaching and learning in classrooms, and ultimately harder tests. To stay the course with higher standards and expectations, parents, businesses, and communities need to be vocal about the importance of better-preparing students for the future. Tennesseans are up to this challenge.





Resources for Parents:

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards

These tools, from the Council of the Great City Schools, provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.

Parents’ Guide to Student Success

National PTA® created these guides, available in both English and Spanish, for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics). The guides include:

  • Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once the standards are fully implemented.
  • Activities that parents can do at home to support their child’s learning.
  • Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child’s teacher.

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