Website Resources for Parents & Kids
Common Core and NC Essential Standards: View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12. Math standards include both traditional and integrated pathways (as outlined in Appendix A of the common core); Standards for Mathematical Practice; and Mathematics Glossary. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. For more information, click here.
Mission Statement from Common Core State Standards Initiative:
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
These new standards for curriculum were implemented in the fall of 2012 for grades K-12. In order to provide parents with information about these new standards, we recommend the following websites:
Public Schools of North Carolina - This website represents one of the many initiatives to educate, inform, and advocate for strengthening the role of parents, families, and communities.
TeachersAndFamilies.com is a web resource developed by teachers for students and their parents. The site offers free learning resources for pre-K through high school students
Together Read - Teachers And Families developed Together Read's monthly themes to give you ideas for having fun together as you build stronger readers.
Kidsites - Links to great educational and fun websites for kids.
Kindergarten Readiness - is a website devoted to helping parents and educators prepare young children for success in kindergarten.
Discovery Education offers a wide variety of free family resources that you can trust to provide high quality, relevant material for you and your children.