(At center) Angela Stegall, a CTA member and Dept. Chair at Marysville High School, stresses Thursday during a Capitol Weekly/UC Center panel on the new Common Core Standards that bringing parents, community, and business leaders into schools is crucial to the success of students. Other members of the panel include (f. right) Hilary McLean of Capitol Impact, Andrea Venezia of EdInsights, and Moderator Tom Chernow, a reporter for the Capitol Report (not pictured).
Angela Stegall, a teacher at Marysville High school, told participants in Thursday’s panel on Common Core Standards, that another positive spinoff of the new standards is more parents wanting to become involved in their schools.
“It’s imperative that we continue to involve our parents and local stakeholders including businesses, and the media,” Stegall said. She noted that schools face a challenge of informing the public about why the results from the new Smart Balance Assessments and prior California assessments aren’t comparable.
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