Like many area school districts, the East Quogue Elementary School District is hearing a lot from parents about the challenges of helping their children with common core homework, but the district is aiming to help parents muddle through it.
Principal of the East Quogue School Robert Long said aid is on the way — the school, he said, is in the process of setting up a forum for parents with the help of the district's PTA.
"As a parent and educator, I am very cognizant of the challenges," said Long.
Long said he understands that the new common core program is not only difficult for parents, but also students.
"The curriculum is challenging," he said, "And I have concerns for students who may not be developmentally ready and are lacking foundational skills necessary to access the new curriculum."
He also expressed concern about assessments that are aligned to the common core.
He said, "The State Education Department's implementation of the Common Core had serious flaws in its' design and implementation."
However, Long said the district is doing its best to "embrace the challenge of the raised expectations and rigor."
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